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Summer ham & pea broth

Summer ham & pea broth

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

This smart soup doesn't require any cooking- just pour hot water over stock, grains and lots of delicious green vegetables

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal436
fat14g
saturates3g
carbs43g
sugars7g
fibre10g
protein32g
salt3.4g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pouch ready-to-eat mixed grains (we used Merchant Gourmet Wholesome Mix)
  • 200g frozen pea
  • small bunch mint , leaves picked
  • 2 spring onions , whites and greens separated and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • ½ vegetable stock cube
  • 140g piece of ham , or thick slices, trimmed of any fat and shredded or finely chopped
  • big handful pea shoots

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the grains in the microwave following pack instructions. Put the peas in a sieve and pour over boiling water.

  • STEP 2

    Put 50g of the peas, most of the mint leaves, the spring onion whites, vinegar, sugar and stock cube in a food processor, and blend to a smooth paste, adding a little water if you need to. Divide between 2 soup or pasta bowls.

  • STEP 3

    Divide the remaining peas, hot grains and ham between the bowls and pour over enough boiling water to almost fill the bowls. Stir and leave for 2 mins to heat through.

  • STEP 4

    Stir in the spring onion greens and remaining mint leaves, season well with pepper and top with some pea shoots.

RECIPE TIPS
USE UP LEFTOVER PEA SHOOTS

Blitz a handful of pea shoots with some cream cheese. Spread over a bagel or toasted bread and top with some more pea shoots for a quick lunch, brunch or breakfast.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2013

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