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.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
35 mins
total:
5 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 cups
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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; total fat 2g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fatg; cholesterol 6mg; sodium 372mg; potassium 170mg; carbohydrates 8g; fiber 3g; sugar 3g; protein 3g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 502IU; vitamin c 19mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 34mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 34mg; iron 1mg.

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