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  • Gin Pig Team

Classic Pea and Ham Soup

Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 30 minutes Serves 8 people


  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped

  • 1 kg green peas, frozen

  • 1.5 litres chicken or vegetable stock

  • ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped

  • ½ bunch mint, finely chopped

  • 2 cups leg ham, chunky cut

  • ¼ cup cream

To Serve

  • 2 tblsp green peas (reserved)

  • Toasted Sour Dough Bread

  • Herb Butter



  1. Heat the olive oil in a large deep stock pot over a medium heat.

  2. Sauté the onions and spring onion 4 minutes until onions are opaque.

  3. Add the green peas, stock and 1 cup of the ham to the saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes.

  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat add the parsley and mint to the soup.

  5. Using a blender puree the soup until smooth.

  6. Add the reserved Ham chunks and peas to the soup. Serve hot with a swirl of cream and toasted sour dough bread with herb butter.

  7. Note: This soup is also delicious served with a dollop of basil pesto and shaved parmesan cheese.





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