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Quick pea and ham soup

Pea and ham soup image

Ingredients:

1 onion (finely chopped)
2 stalks celery (finely chopped)
2 carrots (finely chopped)
2 clove garlic (crushed)
500 gram frozen peas
3 cup reduced-salt chicken stock
250 gram lean ham (chopped)
1⁄3 cup light sour cream
Recipe republished with permission from Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.

Method:

  1. Spray a large saucepan with oil and place over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrot and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add garlic and peas and cook for a further 3–4 minutes.
  2. Add stock and 3 cups water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Blend well using a stick blender.
  3. Return soup to low heat. Add ham and stir until warmed through. Ladle soup into bowls, swirl with sour cream and serve.