Easy and Quick Pea and Broad Bean Soup

Boyfriend bought me a smart little recipe book, called ‘Just 5 Ingredients- Vegetarian’. I have complained in the past that recipe books are either full of meat recipes, or are vegetarian but have so many different ingredients in each one making it overly complex and expensive.  So the gimmick of this recipe book is that each recipe only requires 5 ingredients.  A caveat to that is that they expect you to always have 10 other items in stock (flour, salt, sugar, stock cubes etc).

My first attempt was this very easy Pea and Broad Bean soup.

  • 250g Frozen Peas
  • 250g Frozen Broad Beans
  • 1 Onion
  • 175ml Vegetable Stock
  • Yoghurt or Single Cream
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Nutmeg
  • Chives
  • 2 Springs Mint

You may notice that this is more than 5 ingredients!  That’s because the stock and onion are your store cupboard items they expect you to have.  And the main recipe on the page is for Pea Soup (so without the broad beans and mint), but there is an addendum offering you a way to jazz things up by adding broad beans.  I feel like you can omit the nutmeg too actually, because I don’t think it added anything.

  1. Chop onion and fry in butter until soft.
  2. Make up 175ml of vegetable stock.
  3. Add stock, peas, beans, and mint to onions.  Simmer for 3mins.
  4. Take off heat and blend.
  5. Pour into bowl and swirl in some yoghurt or cream (I used yoghurt from a individual sized natural yoghurt, which I could then eat as pudding after, rather than buying a large sized pot just to use a few spoonfuls). Sprinkle with chives and nutmeg.
  6. Eat.

Leave a Reply