Pea and Almond Soup

Genaro Contaldo illustrates just how peas make a perfect partner for almonds in this speedy but special soup recipe
By Gennaro Contaldo
Pea and Almond Soup
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  • Serves: 2 as a starter, 1 as a main
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, finely sliced
  • 250 g fresh peas, (or frozen if not available)
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 1/2 litres vegetable stock

To serve

  • 1 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp blanched flaked almonds
  • curls of orange rind


1. Heat the olive oil and fry the onions until soft, but not coloured. Add the peas and sage leaves and cook for a further 5 minutes.

2. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes.

3. Remove from the heat, transfer the mixture to a blender and liquidise until smooth.

4. Serve the soup with a swirl of crème fraiche, garnished with the flaked almonds and orange rind.

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