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SERVES: 4 big bowls , 8 starter size



  • 600g frozen peas (can use minted peas if you like)
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 100ml cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Mint leaf, chives, or parsley to garnish


  1. Finely chop onion and garlic.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 3–4 minutes, until softened.
  3. Add the stock cubes to the boiling water and stir until it has dissolved.
  4. Add the frozen peas and chicken or vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for ten minutes. Or until the peas are soft.
  5. Add the cream and use a hand blender to puree the soup. You can leave some bigger peas in it if you like or make it completely smooth.
  6. Season, to taste and serve in a warm bowl garnished with a mint leaf.
  7. Serve with a cheese scone. Herb and Cheese Scones – Jacinda’s Famous – Plant to Plate Aotearoa