Pea Soup with Mint

SOUP
A delicious flavour suitable for non-vegan guests.
Ingredients
8ozs 225g whole dried peas, soaked and drained
1 onion, chopped
1ozs 25g vegan margarine
3pts 1 3/4 Lts water
salt, pepper and sugar
lemon juice
bunch of mint, save 4 sprigs of leaves for decoration
Method
Fry onion in the margarine for 5 minutes. Add the peas and water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour until the peas are soft.
Add the mint and liquidise. Return to the pan and season with salt, pepper and sugar to your taste.
Serves 4 people.
Serve decorated with a sprig of mint leaves and croutons.

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About heatherlamont

I was brought up in the Belgium Congo (DRC). Trained as a nurse and midwife in England with tropical diseases from Liverpool University. Married Tony Lamont in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Lived in England for 20 years. Wrote GOURMET VEGAN published by Gollancz. Moved to Australia in 1995. Tony and I now live on a farm in Queensland Australia.
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