Garden-pea-and-pesto-soup

Garden pea and pesto soup

Add a twist to classic pea soup with fragrant green pesto

By , 06 March 2018

(10 votes)

Garden pea and pesto soup
  • 55 Mins
  • Serves: 6
  • Price: 22p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 260g serving contains
  • Energy

    805KJ

    192KCAL

    10%
  • Fat

    6.0g

    low

    9%
  • Saturates

    1.3g

    low

    7%
  • Sugars

    5.7g

    low

    6%
  • Salt

    0.39g

    low

    7%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 310kJ/74kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 800ml stock made with 1 reduced-salt vegetable stock cube
  • 2 thick slices bread, cut into 1.5cm cubes
  • 600g frozen Smart Price Peas
  • 4tbsp Asda Reduced Fat Green Pesto
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5.

  • Cook the onion in half the oil in a large pan on low for 8-10 mins until soft. Add the potato and stock. Bring to a boil then simmer, covered, for 20 mins.

  • Meanwhile, toss the bread in the rest of the oil. Season with black pepper and spread on a baking tray. Bake for 10-15 mins, until crunchy and toasted.

  • Add the peas to the potato and onion mixture. Bring back to the boil and simmer, covered, for 5 mins.

  • Stir in the pesto then cool for 15 mins. Blend to a purée and season with pepper.

  • Add the milk to the pea purée and heat through. Serve the soup topped with the croutons and more black pepper.