• Amp up both the flavours and health benefits of the classic pea and ham combination with the addition of some great greenery. Pea, spinach and ham soup is a creamy, delicious bowl of comfort that you need for winter.

    Recipe by Donna Hay 

    Photograph by Chris Court

    Styling by Justine Poole  

    Pea, spinach and ham soup

    Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 15 mins


    • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
    • 1 brown onion, chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 1L (4 cups) chicken stock
    • 480g (4 cups) frozen peas
    • 100g baby spinach leaves
    • 200g leg ham, torn
    • sour cream, to serve



    Heat the oil in a saucepan over high heat.


    Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 – 4 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Add the peas, spinach and ham and blend with a hand-held blender until smooth.


    Top with sour cream to serve.