Who needs food colouring when you can get soup this vibrant with just a few natural ingredients?! The main ingredient is frozen peas so it can be made in minutes and it's really satisfying.
Pea & Bacon Soup
200g bacon pieces/lardons
1 large onion
1 large leek
2 cloves garlic
500g frozen peas
2 stock cubes (ham or chicken)
a dash of Worcester sauce
salt and pepper, garlic granules, dried thyme
Roughly chop the onion and garlic and put in a large pot along with the bacon. Fry for 5 minutes.
Chop the leek and add to the pot. Fry for a couple of minutes.
Add the frozen peas and cook until the kettle has boiled !
Pour on enough boiling water to cover the peas, plus a bit extra. Crumble in the stock cubes, stir and leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add the Worcester sauce, garlic granules, thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
Whizz with a stick blender and add a bit extra water if it's too thick. (Don't make it too watery though.)
Sprinkle over a few garlic croutons if desired, or serve with a hunk of crusty bread.