Pea & Ham Soup

Home made ham and pea soup – a hearty, soul-warming bowl of dull green brilliance. No matter how often you make it, this has to be on everyone’s top 10 soups of all-time list. This soup is a satisfying, delicious meal and very high in fibre. A perfect soup for a cool evening.


Lower Calorie Pea & Ham Soup


  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and finely chopped
  • 400g frozen peas
  • 800ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 200g lean ham, diced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Tarragon sprigs to serve



  1. Add the onion, potato, stock and peas to a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Add the fresh tarragon and blend the soup until smooth.
  4. Stir in the ham, reserving some for garnish, and bring back to the boil.
  5. Season to taste and sprinkle with the remaining ham and tarragon sprigs before serving.

Serves 6  РServing Size: 1/6th of recipe РNutrition Per Serving
Calories: 183, Fat: 6g, Protein: 11g, Carbohydrate: 22g, Fibre: 7g