Traditional Pea and Ham Soup

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 1. Hours


  • 500 g dry green split peas or yellow split peas
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery sticks, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 1 low-salt chicken stock cube
  • 12 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf



  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Cover and simmer for approximately 1 – 1. hours or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Discard bay leaf and remove hock. Cut the skin from the hock and discard. Remove the ham from the bone, dice and set aside.
  3. Puree soup in a food processor or blender.
  4. Add ham back into pureed soup and stir through.
  5. Garnish with parsley if desired.Recipe and image kindly provided by McKenzie’s Foods.