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Ham ’n’ Pea Soup

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Ham ’n’ Pea Soup


  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 3/4 cups (675 mL) frozen peas

  • 3 cups (750 mL) chicken stock

  • 7 oz (200 g) cooked ham, diced

  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) reduced-fat soft cheese

  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly grated nutmeg


  • 1. Heat oil in large pot and fry onion gently 5-6 minutes to soften.

  • 2. Stir in peas and stock, and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Season lightly.

  • 3. Put soup in food processor and whiz to fairly rough purée. Add ham and return to pot. Heat until boiling.

  • 4. Add soft cheese and stir gently until just melted. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve with soda bread or crusty bread.

Serves 4

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