This recipe is calculated using WeightWatchers ProPoints.
We have based this healthy and filling soup recipe on Delia Smith’s London Particular, giving it the ProPoints treatment to ensure it complies with WeightWatchers standards whilst retaining all the flavour and goodness. It doesn’t look much, but even my children love it. It has quite a high points value for a soup, but it is so hearty that you won’t need bread to go with it.
Split Pea & Ham Soup Recipe
You will need:
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- low-calorie cooking spray
- 1 large carrot, sliced
- 1 stick of celery, chopped
- A few leaves of spring greens (optional)
- 200g shredded ham hock
- 350g split green peas, rinsed
- 1.8 ltr chicken stock (from a cube)
- Spray a large saucepan with the cooking spray and cook the onion on a medium heat until it begins to soften. You don't need to be too precise about the chopping, as it's all going in the blender later.
- Add the carrot and celery and continue to fry for a few minutes until starting to soften.
- Then add all the other ingredients.
- Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes, until the lentils are soft. Cool slightly then blend in batches and serve straight away.
This actually tastes better the next day, as the flavours deepen, so it is great for storing or freezing in portions for those days when you need something filling and low in points values but can’t be bothered to think of anything! Yummy, as you can tell from my Nigella moment below 😳 *promises to do better*
Do you have any recipes for Split pea & ham soup? What would you add for extra deliciousness?