RECIPES

Pea and ham soup

Pea and ham soup

Pea and ham soup is a really satisfying dinner, ready in 15 minutes, using simple ingredients you probably already have in the cupboard.

Equipment and preparation: For this recipe you will need a stick blender. This meal, if served as four portions, provides 236kcal, 17g protein, 25g carbohydrate (of which 7g sugars), 6g fat (of which 2g saturates), 6g fibre and 0.9g salt per portion.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large potato (about 250g/9oz), cut into small cubes
  • 300g/10½oz frozen petits pois or garden peas
  • 400ml/14fl oz chicken stock, or vegetable stock if preferred
  • 200ml/7fl oz semi-skimmed or whole milk
  • 100g/3½oz thick cut ham
  • small handful fresh mint leaves, optional
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper