Protein packed pea & ham soup

Protein-packed pea & ham soup

Whizz this up in a matter of minutes for the ultimate comfort food. Nothing beats a good bowl of soothing soup, especially when its full of vibrant greens and topped off with an Enriched egg!

40 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Information (per portion)

Calories 410
Protein 28.13g
Fat 24g
of which saturates 7.7g
Carbohydrates 24.29g
of which sugars 10g
Fibre 8.93g

Ingredients

  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 500g frozen garden peas or petit pois
  • 100g baby spinach, washed
  • 4 Enriched eggs
  • 180g shredded ham hock

Method

  1. Melt the butter with the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Gently fry the onion and leek for 10 minutes, until softened but not coloured.
  2. Add the potato and stock, bring to a simmer, and cook for 8-10 minutes until the potato is soft. Add the peas and cook for a further 2 minutes. Season to taste and remove from the heat.
  3. Stir through the spinach and use a stick blender or liquidiser to blitz until smooth. Return to the pan on a low heat to keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile place a saucepan of water over a high heat and bring to a boil. Boil the eggs for 7 minutes, until jammy and soft. Remove with a slotted spoon and run under cold water for 2 minutes and then peel.
  5. Divide the soup between the bowls, top with the halved soft-boiled eggs, the ham hock, and a twist of black pepper. Serve with crusty bread.

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