GOOD OLD PEA AND MINT SOUP
Good glug of EV olive oil, 2 stalk celery, 1 onion, 1 clove garlic, 1 litre vegetable stock, 400g peas (frozen are fine), large handful of fresh mint, salt and pepper
Pour a good glug of EV olive oil into a large pan and place over a gentle heat. Chop the celery, onion and garlic and add to the olive oil and sauté, stirring occasionally. After 5 mins turn the heat up and then add the stock and the peas and bring to the boil. Once boiling reduce the heat and leave to simmer for about 10 mins with a lid on. At this point add the mint leaves and seasoning before blending until smooth. Can be served hot or chilled, either way garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. I am serving it here in my lovely new birthday mugs!