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Pea and ham soup

Warm up during the wintery months with this healthy and filling pea and ham soup recipe. Low cal, low sugar and low fat but still flavoursome.

Serves 6

Prep Time 10 min

Cooking Time 4-5 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 ham or bacon hock
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 400g yellow or green split peas, washed
  • Fresh basil or parsley leaves, to garnish
  • 6 crusty bread slices, to serve

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients, except the basil, into the slow cooker. Add 2 litres boiling water.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4–5 hr or on low for 8–10 hr until the split peas are soft and the ham/bacon falls off the bone.
  3. Remove the ham/bacon bone from the slow cooker, then remove the fat and meat from the bone, discarding the fat. Chop the meat and add back to the soup.
  4. Garnish with the basil or parsley and season to taste with black pepper. Serve with the slices of crusty bread.

Nutrition per serving

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388 kcal 26.7g 4g 0.8g 7.8g 7.6g 1.9g 89mg 65.4g 4.9mg

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