Pea and Ham Soup

Serves 10

For most of Queensland, the mercury has taken a dip in the last couple of weeks. So with people reaching for their ugg boots and unpacking their winter clothes, we thought we'd bring you this special winter warmer recipe to help you raise the temperature. This pea and ham soup is easy to make and, if you make extra, will make a great lunch or leftover dinner!


1 teaspoon olive oil

1 brown onion, roughly chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

3 large carrots, roughly diced

300g ham bones, fat trimmed, but still contains a small amount of meat (get the butcher to cut it into smaller pieces for you)

500g green split peas

3 celery stalks, finely sliced

2 L water

500g frozen peas

300g spinach 


Cooking instructions

  1. In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Sauté the onion, garlic and carrot for a couple of minutes until the onion starts to soften. Add the ham bone, celery and split peas and cover with 2 litres of water.
  2. Lower the heat to a simmer, and simmer for approximately 2.5 hours, until the split peas are completely soft, and the ham falls off the ham bone. Remove the bones from the pot.
  3. Add the frozen peas and spinach, stir well and turn off the heat. Using a roasting fork and a cutlery fork, rip the ham up into smaller pieces in the pot.
  4. Serve on a chilly winter night, or enjoy on a chilly winters day! 

Nutritional Information:

Serves per recipe: 10


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Pea and ham soup

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