Creamy chilled basil, pea & lettuce soup

A smart starter that’s easy to make and has a summery, delicate taste

  • Ready in 15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 263
  • fat 21g
  • saturates 13g
  • carbs 11g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 8g
  • salt 1g


  • 300g fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 large bunch basil, leaves only
  • 1 head soft lettuce, core removed and shredded
  • 850ml cold vegetable stock
  • 200ml pot crème fraîche


  1. Cook the peas in boiling water for 3 mins. Drain and cool with cold running water. Put the peas, basil, lettuce, vegetable stock and 3?4 of the crème fraîche together in a blender and process until smooth. Do this in two batches. Season, cover and chill for at least 1 hr before serving. Add a swirl of remaining crème fraîche and serve.

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