Pea and Mint Soup

Autumn is here and soups are a comfort food, a quick way of warming up at any time of the day.
2 Tblsp olive oil
1 brown onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups of vegetable stock
1 lb 500 gm frozen peas
1/4 cup of soy milk
2 tblsp chopped mint leaves
4 sprigs of mint to decorate
salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes until the onion is tender. Add the stock and peas and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the soy milk, mint, salt and pepper. Use a blender until the soup is smooth.
Ladle into 4 bowls and decorate with the sprigs of mint. Serve hot.
Serves 4 people.
Lovely with crisp warm bread or bread baps, or croutons.

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