Pea and ham soup
Quick to prep, this tasty pea and ham soup is a guaranteed family favourite.
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 brown onion, finely chopped
- 1 leek, pale section only, thinly sliced
- 1kg potatoes, peeled, finely chopped
- 4 cups (1L) Coles Real Salt Reduced Chicken Stock
- 3 cups (360g) frozen peas
- 350g thickly sliced ham, chopped
- 1/3 cup (80ml) thickened cream
Heat half the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and leek. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until the onion softens.
Add the potato, stock and 2 cups (500ml) water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 mins or until the potato is tender. Stir in the peas. Cook for 5 mins or until the peas are tender.
Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook ham, stirring, for 5 mins or until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
Transfer half the vegetable mixture to a heatproof bowl and reserve. Use a stick blender to carefully blend the remaining vegetable mixture in the pan until smooth. Stir in the reserved vegetable mixture. Divide the soup among serving bowls. Drizzle with cream and top with the ham. Season.
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