In honour of National Vegetarian Week, we’ve got this yummy veggie dish from Waitrose that’s quick and easy to prepare… 

Chilled Avocado and Pea Soup

Total time: Ready in 10 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 300g frozen garden peas
  • 20g pack dill, a few sprigs reserved to decorate
  • ½ x 25g pack mint, leaves picked, plus extra leaves to decorate
  • 1 lemon, zest, and juice of ½
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tsp pure clear honey
  • large pinch sweet smoked paprika, plus extra to serve


1. Put all the ingredients in a high-speed blender with 600ml cold water and blend until smooth.

2. Season to taste and blend again until it reaches the consistency of double cream – add more water, if needed.

3. Divide between four bowls and scatter each with the reserved dill, extra mint leaves and a pinch of smoked paprika.

4. Finish with a couple of ice cubes and a splash more avocado or olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately with crusty bread.

This recipe comes from Waitrose Groceries. For more recipes and food advice, head to our nutrition section.