Quick pea and ham soup


Prep time30 minutes
Meal categorySoup
Recipe sourceHealthy Food Guide


This quick and easy colourful soup is sure to satisfy in the cold weather.


1 onion (finely chopped)
2 stalks celery (finely chopped)
2 carrots (finely chopped)
2CloveGarlic (crushed)
500GramFrozen peas
3Cupreduced-salt chicken stock
250GramLean ham (chopped)
1⁄3Cuplight sour cream


  1. Spray a large saucepan with oil and place over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrot and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add garlic and peas and cook for a further 3–4 minutes.
  2. Add stock and 3 cups water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Blend well using a stick blender.
  3. Return soup to low heat. Add ham and stir until warmed through. Ladle soup into bowls, swirl with sour cream and serve.


Nutrition Information
  • Energy: 1021kJ
  • Calories: 244cal
  • Protein: 20.9g
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 3.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7g
    • sugars: 8.4g
  • Dietary Fibre: 9.1g
  • Sodium: 1321mg
  • Calcium: 90mg
  • Iron: 3.1mg

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