Super Easy Green Pea Soup
Olive oil spray
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 litre chicken stock
500g frozen green peas, defrosted (minted or plain)
2 tablespoons chopped mint
freshly ground black pepper
2 rindless bacon rashers
Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat and spray with olive oil spray, add the garlic and chopped onion and cook for 5 minutes or till the onion is soft, taking care not to brown the onion.
Add the stock, peas, mint and parsley. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 8 minutes.
Remove from the heat, allow to cool a little, then puree in a food processor or blender. Season with pepper.
Dry fry the bacon in a frying pan until crispy. Ladle the soup into four warmed bowls and garnish with the crumbled bacon.
Optional: Add a swirl of plain, low fat yoghurt to the soup.