Summer ham & pea broth

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
This smart soup doesn’t require any cooking- just pour hot water over stock, grains and lots of delicious green vegetables

  • Prep:15 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 436
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 43g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 10g
  • protein 32g
  • salt 3.4g


  • 250g pouch ready-to-eat mixed grains (we used Merchant Gourmet Wholesome Mix)
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 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


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.


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

  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.

  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.

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

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