Don't mix this bright green soup up with its split pea cousin. Infused with minty flavor and served chilled, it¿s a refreshing way to kick off a meal.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, bring the broth, peas, salt and pepper to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 7 minutes. Add the 1/4 cup mint and simmer, covered, for 5 to 7 minutes more or until peas are very tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

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  • Working in batches if necessary, transfer the soup to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth, adding the 1/2 cup sour cream. (Or puree the soup and sour cream in the pot using an immersion blender.) Strain the soup through a fine-mesh sieve. Refrigerate, covered, for 4 hours or until chilled. Serve in chilled bowls or glasses. If you like, garnish with mint or sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

58 calories; 2 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 372 mg sodium. 170 mg potassium; 8 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 502 IU vitamin a; 19 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 34 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 34 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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