Chilled Summer Lettuce, Lovage and Garden Pea Soup

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
YIELD: 4 Bowls


  • 4 -5
    medium spring onions, trimmed and chopped
  • 1
    large cos lettuce or 2 large butterhead lettuce
  • 250
    g fresh garden peas or 250 g frozen peas
  • 1
    liter vegetable stock
  • 5 -6
    leaves fresh lovage, leaves (plus 4 more to garnish)
  • salt and pepper
  • cream, for garnish (optional)


  • Sweat the spring onions in the oil or butter until soft, then add the peas and lettuce. Pour over two-thirds of the stock, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 5 minutes, or until the peas are tender.
  • Remove from the heat and add the lovage leaves then blend the soup with a hand blender or in a liquidiser. Thin the soup to your preferred texture with the remaining stock. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Place the soup in a container and chill in the fridge for at least 2 to 3 hours. Serve chilled with chopped lovage leaves and a swirl of cream.