Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pea and Pesto Soup

While flicking through my copy of Nigella's Express The Doc exclaimed "Oh, that looks good". 'That' was her pea and pesto soup and with the weather being the way it is what is better for a Sunday lunch than a nice warming bowl of soup? She advises using deli-bought pesto here, I used rocket pesto as my local deli had sold out of the standard basil variety and my basil at home is looking very sad at the moment. The flavour of the soup was good but the consistency was too watery (I have suggested 600ml rather than the 750ml water that I used). And I served it with some simple Bruschetta Al Pomodoro.

600 ml water

375g frozen peas

2 spring onions, trimmed
1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp lime juice

60ml pesto
  • Bring the water to the boil in a pan
  • Add the peas, spring onions, salt and lime juice
  • Simmer for about seven minutes
  • Remove spring onions, add pesto and blend
She says this serves 2, but we had another bowlful left over


Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

I think Nigella's 2 and other people's 2 are pretty different, I doubt she restricts herself to a bowl!! tee hee hee, this does look lovely altogher peas and pesto go so well, t'would be lovely with a touch of mint too

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

maybe a little potato as the base, too, as well as less water?

Kate said...

Rachel - true, even I have difficulty finishing Nigella portions!!

I think a floury potato would do a good job of thickening the soup - it would no longer be 'express' though

Anonymous said...

I prefer this one to Nigella's too, and I LOVE the idea of serving with bruchettas on the side.