chilled minty pea soup
Make six cups or 1 1/2 quarts
2 T butter
3 medium leeks (white and light green parts only; rinsed, drained, chopped) or four stalks of celery (fine chopped)
32 oz homemade farmers' market vegetable broth (or store bought chicken or vegetable)
2 c fresh peas
sea salt and pepper to taste
1 c Greek yogurt or sour cream, plus more for garnish
1 drop of Spearmint essential oil* (optional; may substitute a tablespoon of fresh chopped mint)
Creamy garnish . . .
1/4 c Greek yogurt or sour cream
1-2 drops Lemon essential oil (may substitute lemon zest from 1/2 a lemon)
Get creative with garish: dollop of Lemon-scented Greek yogurt or sour cream, fresh mint, a few peas, pea shoots, sliced chives or green onion
Melt butter in a large saucepan over med-low heat. Add chopped leeks or celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, 6 - 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in broth, and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil. Add peas, reduce heat and stir occasionally. Cook until peas are tender (about 3 minutes).
Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Mix in Greek yogurt or sour cream.
Process pea mixture until smooth and creamy - use an immersion wand in the pot or process, in batches, in a blender, food processor. Taste for seasoning (salt and pepper) and add more if needed.
Whisk or use a rubber spatula to fold in mint (Spearmint or Peppermint) and thorough mix in with spatula - remember to taste after each drop or addition. Chill 30 minutes to an hour.
meanwhile . . .
Make a Lemon-scented Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream mixture (just add a drop of Lemon essential oil to 1/4 c of yogurt or sour cream, mix well, taste, add another drop if desired).
Serve - pour into small 2-oz glasses. Top with a dollop of the Lemon-scented cream mixture.
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