Pea and ham soup Recipe

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  • Dairy-free
  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Nut-free

serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

5-a-day:

1

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

10 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 145 kCal 7%
Fat 16g 23%
  -  Saturates 2g 10%

Pea and ham soup is a delicious winter warmer that will definitely put a smile on your face on a cold day. We all know how easy it is to make pea soup, a mid-week staple that doesn't blow the shopping budget or the calorie counter.

But sometimes our family can feel a little disheartened by a bowl of green soup, so we suggest adding a delicious ham hock (packaged supermarket ham works too) for this pea and ham soup. Especially if you have some cold cuts leftover from a Sunday lunch. This pea and ham soup recipe is easy to make, simple and perfect to store in tupperware for a light work lunch. This pea and ham soup recipe serves 4 people and will take only 20 mins to make. Leftovers of this pea and ham soup can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days or you can freeze a portion or two in the freezer for up to 1 month. Make sure you defrost and reheat thoroughly before re-serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 litre (1¾ pints) ham stock
  • 2 leftover cooked onions, chopped
  • 2 leftover cooked carrots, chopped
  • 500g (1lb) frozen peas
  • 150g (5oz) cooked ham, cut into small chunks

Method

  • Put the ham stock into a large pan, add the onions, carrots and peas. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins, until the peas are tender.

  • Use a stick blender or a food processor to whizz everything together until smooth. Add ham chunks, warm through and serve.

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Top Tip

Top tip: If you don’t have stock fromcooking a ham, use chicken or vegetable stock cubes.