Pea, ham hock & watercress salad

Pea, ham hock & watercress salad

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 6
Pea, ham and parsley are one of life's great combinations - this green salad with mustard dressing is simple, fresh and healthy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal454
  • fat25g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre9g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.4g


  • 750g podded fresh pea (or use frozen)



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 700g cooked ham hock (see tip, below), cooled and shredded
  • large handful parsley leaves, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • large handful watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

For the dressing

  • 7 tbsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3 tsp English mustard


  1. Cook the peas in a large pan of boiling salted water for about 3 mins (or 1 min if frozen). Drain and run under cold water to stop them cooking. Whisk the dressing ingredients together with some seasoning until emulsified.

  2. Mix the ham hock with the peas, parsley and dressing in a large bowl. Transfer the salad to a platter or spoon onto individual plates. Scatter over the spring onions and watercress just before serving.

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12th Jul, 2020
This was a disaster for me. The ham hock wasn't cooked even though I left it in for longer than indicated in the recipe and also turned up the temperature. Threw the whole lot out. I'll write this one off to experience.
Saize's picture
8th Jul, 2020
Delicious, had with tomato’s, beets and lettuce.
paulc24's picture
18th Aug, 2015
Really enjoyed this. Added rocket.
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