Pea, mint and crispy bacon soup

Imagine making soup were as easy as tossing your favourite veggies into a pot and watching them turn into a purée of brightly coloured goodness. Well, we decided to take that theory for a spin with the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center. This machine is awesome, it does just that. No stovetop needed. Hot pea and mint soup in minutes? As great and green as mother nature intended it.

If a Vitamix is still on your wish list, simply place all the ingredients into a pot over a medium heat. Heat through for a few minutes and then blend with a stick blender. Garnish the same way and enjoy the green goodness.

pea and mint soup

Ingredients

Serves: 6

1 garlic clove
2 cups green peas – fresh or frozen
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
Salt and pepper, to taste
250g fried bacon pieces, to serve
¼ cup peas, to serve
A few mint leaves, to serve

Method:

1. Place all of the ingredients, except the bacon and some of the peas that you will use to garnish, into the Vitamix and put on the lid.

making pea and mint soup

2. Select variable 1 and turn the machine on, slowly increasing the speed to variable 10, then to high.
3. Keep the machine working its magic for approximately 5 minutes, until the jug feels warm and steam escapes from the lid.
4. Reduce the speed and then turn off the machine completely.
5. Serve warm, topped with crispy bacon, a few extra peas and some fresh mint leaves.

pea and mint soup with crispy bacon