NZ Woman's Weekly

Minted pea, potato and bacon soup

Minted pea, potato and bacon soup
  • Meal Type

    Soup/stew
  • Servings

    4
  • Courses

    Dinner

This minty green soup is sure to brighten your day and leave you feeling satisfied. Make these feta toasts to serve alongside.

  • 30g butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 100g lean rindless bacon
  • 500g potato, peeled and diced
  • 1.5 litres salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 2 cups minted peas
  • ¼ cup cream to serve
  • Fresh shredded mint
  • 8 slices French bread
  • 80-100g creamy feta cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Cracked pepper

1 Heat the butter in a large saucepan and saute the onion, garlic and bacon for 3-4 minutes over a medium heat until softened.

2 Add the diced potato and stock and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until the potato is soft.

3 Add the peas and simmer 2-3 minutes, then blend until smooth. Season to taste and serve in bowls with a swirl of cream and top with fresh mint.

Feta toasts
Lay the sliced bread on a baking paper-lined tray and top with sliced or crumbled feta – pressing onto the bread, grill until just coloured then drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with mint and cracked pepper.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nz

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NZWW Dec-22-2014-issue

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