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Monday, May 16, 2011

Eat. . . green pea and feta soup

Pea and feta soup I made last week.
This is one of my favourite soups and the whole family love it too - even Sonny Jim, who refers to it as "Swamp Soup"! It is loosely based on a recipe I found in my Jamie Oliver iPhone app. How 21st century! As always, I adapted it to suit our tastes and pantry. Best served with fresh crusty bread - last week I served it with olive and garlic French bread from the bread-maker.

Here are the instructions:

3 sticks celery, chopped
2 large onions, chopped
Splash of olive oil
3 or 4 large potatoes, grated
1 litre vegetable stock
500 g frozen peas
1 cup natural yogurt
Salt and pepper
Feta cheese and olive oil to garnish

Sauté the onion and celery in a large pan. Add the grated potato, frozen peas and veggie stock. Bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 mins or so, adding more liquid as necessary. Stir in the yogurt. Season with salt and pepper. Whilst still in the pan, attack with a stick blender until the soup is more-or-less smooth. Pour into bowls, and crumble feta cheese over the top, then drizzle with your best quality olive oil, in random squiggles (or even a heart shape as above!)

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