Pea and Ham Soup

Looking for a winter warmer? This pea and ham soup is easy to make and, the leftovers will make a great lunch!
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Details
  • 10
  • 10
  • 20 mins
  • 3 hours
  • Easy
Nutrition
  • Energy 221kj
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 7.2g
  • Total fat 0.4g
  • Saturated fat 0g
  • Dietary fibre 2.6g
  • Sodium 8mg

Ingredients

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 

Method

  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! 

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