Ham & pea soup

Ham & pea soup

This classic soup is traditionally made with dried split peas, which need slow cooking. We've used frozen so it's quicker to make.

By , 21 September 2015
Ham & pea soup
  • Ready in: 40 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: 87p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 436g serving contains
  • Fat 12.5
    18%
  • Sat Fat 3.1
    16%
  • Sugar 9.5
    11%
  • Salt 2.1
    35%
  • Cals 292
    15%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 281kJ/67kcal.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 stick of celery, sliced
  • 200g potatoes (peeled weight), cubed
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 500ml ham stock (or chicken stock)
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 300g frozen peas
  • 200g cooked ham, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint (or 2 tsp dried mint)
  • Crusty bread, to serve
Method
  • Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion and the garlic over a low heat until softened. Stir in the celery, potatoes and carrot, then cook for another 3 minutes.

  • Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Cover and continue simmering for another 15 minutes.

  • Stir in the milk and the frozen peas, then simmer gently for 4 minutes.

  • Blitz in a blender until smooth. Add the ham and heat until warmed through.

  • Season with black pepper and stir in the mint. Ladle into soup bowls and serve with some crusty bread.