Cannellini Pea and Mint Soup – Deliciously Ella

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This soup from one of my favorite cookbooks, Deliciously Ella, will be entering my regular recipe rotation as it’s fresh and light taste is perfect for summer! It calls only 4 ingredients and is extremely easy to make. Healthy, tasty and easy – it’s everything I love in a dish!

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 1/2 cups peas
  • 4 cups veggie stock
  • 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 12 sprigs of fresh mint
  • salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Add peas and veggie stock to a large pot and bring to a boil, then take off of heat

Add rinsed cannellini beans and mint leaves

Blend contents until soup is smooth

Add salt and pepper to taste

Serve hot or cold

Why I love this:  Peas contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals including vitamins C and K, and several B vitamins, plus manganese, phosphorus, and protein. This makes them an excellent anti-inflammatory food.  Mint contains an antioxidant called rosmarinic acid, which can relieve seasonal allergy symptoms, the menthol it contains is a natural decongestant, and it can also soothe an upset stomach.