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cucumber, mint and pea soup

2 tbsps olive oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 crushed garlic clove
175g potato, peeled (if you must) and roughly chopped
400g frozen peas
450g cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
425ml vegetable stock
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and black pepper
1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
50ml milk
200ml single cream

garnish: chopped fresh mint

cook onions and garlic in oil gently for 10 mins in a covered pan, without colouring. Add potato, peas and cucumber, cover, and cook gently for 2 mins.  Add stock and lemon juice, taste for seasoning.

cover, and simmer for about 10 mins until veg are tender.  Cool a little, and pass through fine sieve.  Stir in the mint, milk and cream, and gently reheat without boiling.

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