Swede, Carrot and Pea Soup

Swede, Carrot and Pea Soup
I do love my lunches. I’m lucky enough to be able to pop home from work for lunch, and it’s so nice to relax and have a bit of a zen-out. Never used that phrase before. Think I will from now on though, when appropriate.

Today we had snow. But not the nice kind you see on Lake District promo shots. We had the rubbish kind you see on BBC weather warnings – that holds people up and is just a bit annoying. So I came home in the cold for my zen-out, and had this lovely soup waiting for me – bliss 🙂

It’s a filling soup, without making one feel too worthy. I’ve experimented with different herbs and spices, but this one is plain and simple – the lovely combo of veggies speaks for itself.

Tell you what though, the addition of the creme fraiche swirl and sprinkling of chilli lifted this from out of the ordinary into a lunch to look forward to.

Hope you enjoy!

Swede, Carrot and Pea Soup
(serves 6)

1 swede, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
splash olive oil
1.75l vegetable stock (I used a stock cube for this)
two handfuls of frozen peas
salt and pepper

1. Soften the swede, carrots, onion and garlic in olive oil for about 15 minutes
2. Add the vegetable stick and peas – bring to the boil
3. Blend
4. Season with salt and pepper, and swirl in some creme fraiche and chopped chilli, if using

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks Janice – I added too much chilli this time I made it though – a very light sprinkling will do! Love your blog 🙂


  2. A great bowl of soup, love the addition of the frozen peas, always handy in the freezer! I’ll certainly try the creme fraiche and chilli, that lifts it to a special soup.


    1. Yes the peas add a bit of bulk too! H x


  3. Reblogged this on roast chicken and a country walk and commented:

    I’m posting this again in honour of the No Crouton’s Required challenge hosted by the two fabulous bloggers Jaqueline on tinnedtomatoes.com and Lisa’s foodandspice.blogspot.com – head over to find more veggie and vegan soups and salads!


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