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This simple and delicious recipe is guaranteed to be a firm family favourite.  Be sure to give it a try – it is really easy to make and is so versatile that it can go from a heart-warming lunch for the kids to being served in a tea cup at a sophisticated dinner party.


450 g fresh or frozen peas

4 shallots (diced) or 1 onion (diced)

2 leeks (diced)

1 potato (peeled and chopped)

25g butter

800 mls vegetable stock

Salt and pepper to season


  1. Melt the butter and add the shallots and leeks. Stir over a low heat for a couple of minutes until they start to soften.
  2. Add the potato and cook for one minute.
  3. Add the peas and the stock and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour the soup into a food processor or liquidizer and process until it’s smooth.
  7. Return to the pot and reheat gently.
  8. Season to taste, and serve.


Recipe from Fiona Dillon’s Food From An Irish Garden (Orpen Press, 2013)

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