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Servings: 8
The use of mint in this recipe is a fine example of how an unexpected herb or spice canadd freshness and complexity of flavor to a familiar dish. Spearmint is easy to grow, makes a delightful garnish and combines happily with a galaxy of other ingredients. In short, mint makes life better. Use it freely and see.


  • 3/4 cup diced onions
  • 3/4 cup diced leeks
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • In a large saucepan, sauté onions, leeks and scallions in olive oil until onions are translucent. Add garlic and peas and sauté for 2 minutes. Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add chives and mint and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a blender container and puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper.
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Nutrition Facts

Calories 181
  Calories from Fat 53 (29%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(1%)Cholesterol 2mg
(51%)Sodium 1216mg
(11%)Potassium 377mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(13%)Protein 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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