Spring Pea Soup

This fresh spring pea soup is filled with fresh spring flavors such as mint, thyme and leeks. It can simply be prepared in under 30 minutes and is perfect on it’s own or served with a slice of crusty bread and a dollop of crème fraiche.

Spring Pea Soup by Nutmeg Nanny #KitchenCreativity

When I made this soup it immediately made me happy. It’s bright, light in flavor and perfect for spring. At first I was afraid that my pea soup would turn out not as beautiful in color as I had hoped but luckily (as you can see) it came out the most beautiful shade of green.

I threw together this soup because Anolon asked me to come up with a recipe that would help get people in the kitchen. They want to inspire people to get in the kitchen and let their kitchen creativity take over. I think a simple soup like this is the perfect inspiration to get into the kitchen. Especially when you see how easy it is to throw together! 

Spring Pea Soup by Nutmeg Nanny #KitchenCreativity

The soup is great served by it’s self but I really felt like it really shines with just a dollop of crème fraiche on top. Plus you can play around with the soup and really make it your own. Not a fan of leeks? It’s totally cool, use onions instead. Not sure if you will like the mint? Well, I do ask that you give that a try since it brings a lovely light flavor. Trust me!

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Spring Pea Soup

This fresh spring pea soup is filled with fresh spring flavors such as mint, thyme and leeks. Plus it can simply be prepared in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large leeks, white and light green parts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (32-ounce) container chicken or vegetable stock
  • 28 ounces frozen baby sweet peas
  • 1/3 cup packed roughly chopped mint leaves
  • Crème fraiche, optional

Directions:

In a large skillet set over medium heat add unsalted butter.

Once the butter is melted add leeks and sauté until soft, about 8 minutes. Add in minced garlic, thyme leaves, salt and pepper. Sauté for another minute or until the garlic is fragrant.

Increase the heat to high and pour in chicken or vegetable stock. Bring to a slight boil and stir in frozen peas.

Let the peas cook for 2 minutes, stir in mint leaves and remove pan from the heat.

Add half the pea mixture to the container of a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth and pour into 3.5-quart saucepan. Puree remaining pea mixture following the same directions.

Warm pea soup over medium low heat until hot.

Enjoy plain or with a dollop of crème fraiche.

You can also check out the recipe on Anolon’s site.

Disclosure: I was compensated monetarily by Anolon to create this recipe. All opinions are 100% my own.

37 Responses to “Mango Mojito”

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    Christie — April 28, 2015 at 5:49 am

    The best thing I did when I made my mango barbecue sauce was try to peel a mango on the rim of a glass like you see on Pinterest. Worked.like.a.charm!! Just slice in half, place the edge on the rim, and push. It does work!!

    These look amazing. I honestly could eat my weight in mango. Pinned!!

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    Florian @Contentednesscooking — April 28, 2015 at 6:36 am

    This looks fantastic, what a beautiful Mojito! Perfect for summer, thanks for sharing!

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    Christie — April 28, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Mangos are crazy good. I believe this cocktail needs to happen this Friday!

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — April 28, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Precut fruit is sometimes my savor. Oh and precut butternut squash. The words that fly from my kitchen when I am attempting to cut into one of those guys……but can I just have a few of these mango mojitos awaiting for me? That will make all well.

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    pam (Sidewalk Shoes) — April 28, 2015 at 7:57 am

    You know this is going on my list!!! I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — April 28, 2015 at 8:03 am

    You had me at Mojito, and then I fell head over heels with addition of mango.

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    Jessica @ Stuck On Sweet — April 28, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Hello Mango!! What beautiful pictures! I would love this cocktail and can’t wait to try it in 3 1/2 months after I have baby girl! So so delicious. Totally agree about mangos…and the mango cutter thing doesn’t really work. Wish I could get my $5 back. Precut all the way girl!

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    Ali @ Home & Plate — April 28, 2015 at 8:46 am

    This cocktail looks so tasty and refreshing. Your pictures are beautiful. Makes we want to order this up right away.

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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life — April 28, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Yum! I will definitely be making these for by the pool this summer! And I have never seen precut mangos at my grocery store, but I will be on the watch, because I am always afraid I am going to cut myself! Your photos are gorgeous too. I can’t wait to try these!

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    Beth — April 28, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Haha, the beginning of your post reminded me of Pitch Perfect.. have you seen that movie? 🙂

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    Kate @ Diethood — April 28, 2015 at 10:53 am

    And Mojitos are definitely MY jam! 😀 This is gawdgeous!

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    Annie @Maebells — April 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Is it bad that I want one of these with my breakfast! 🙂

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    Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen — April 28, 2015 at 11:34 am

    GIRL! Sharing these on my link love tomorrow because WOW. YES.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 28, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Mango in cocktails is fabulous! This is one gorgeous mojito!

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    Cynthia/What A Girl Eats — April 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    What a fantastic drink for Cinco de Mayo! I’ll have 2!

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    Ginny McMeans — April 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I love this time of year when all the fruit drinks start popping up. Your mango mojito is absolutely going down at this house.

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — April 28, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    yes yes and yes! You are a genius mixologist girl and I have been loving all the mojito recipes you’ve been making lately! Can’t wait to try this mango one!

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    The Food Hunter — April 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    I need to add more refreshing cocktails like this to my drink menu

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — April 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous cocktail! This is going on my must-try list!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — April 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I also love mangoes, but I have never actually sliced one myself. I always buy them pre-cut 🙂 I can’t wait to make this mojito!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Sweet mango nectar?! I’m in love.

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    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — April 28, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    YUM! I can picture myself sipping on this all summer long!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — April 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Girl, I spent $7.99/pound for precut mango because it’s just not worth cutting it myself.

    Totally making these this weekend! I don’t know if I’ve ever used mango nectar but I can’t wait to try it!

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    Lora @cakeduchess — April 29, 2015 at 5:48 am

    I can’t believe it’s still chilly in some places, but this could warm anyone up. I love any thing mango. Super for the summer and so easy to make!!

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    Amber — April 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

    This looks amazing! I am obsessed with mangos lately (though I have been buying the precut versions from Trader Joe’s because I hate to peel them too!). I always love a mojito, so this is going on my to try immediately list! Thanks for sharing!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — April 29, 2015 at 10:20 am

    So refreshing and perfect for spring! Pinned.

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    Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) — April 29, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I’m very into mangos lately so this sounds fabulous!

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    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — April 30, 2015 at 3:59 am

    I am all about buying the mango pre cut, and now I will be buying a whole lot a mango to make this drink. Fabulous!

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    Kim Beaulieu — April 30, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I am so in love with this recipe. Not only beautiful but tasty. I could sip on this all the live long day.

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    Joanne — May 1, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Mango is my FAVORITE. Especially when it comes to cocktails. Definitely need a pitcher full of these. Yes. I said pitcher.

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    Kristine-My Genius Products — May 23, 2016 at 2:26 am

    This looks so yummy and relatively easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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    Eden Passante — September 8, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    This looks so refreshing, plus look at that amazing color!

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    Faraz — April 15, 2018 at 4:26 am

    Delicous and thanks for the recipe. This drink is a must have for summer!

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