Sweet Pea and Mint Soup
Kana Okada

Serves 4
preparation 10 minutes
cooking 20 minutes


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 pound package frozen peas
3/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
kosher salt


  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and 3/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes
  2. Add the broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Place the peas and mint in a blender and add the hot broth mixture. (Because hot liquids expand when blended, hold the lid firmly in place with a kitchen towel before blending.) Blend until smooth. Return to saucepan to heat through, if necessary.
    by Sara Queessenberry/April 2005