Pea and Ham Protein Soup

Pea and Ham Protein Soup

Posted by Nicole Frain on Jul 15, 2015

Pea and ham soup, a real classic

Pea and ham soup is a creamy and hearty classic that we all know and love, but the regular recipe is carb rich and low in protein (not exactly good for our macros!)

So, we set out to recreate the pea and ham soup so that it’s more nutritious and just as delicious.

Here you have it, pea and ham with 35 grams of protein a serve. Try it for dinner tonight!


  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 300 grams split peas
  • 300 grams frozen peas
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • 3 ½ cups hot water
  • 500 gram ham hock *
  • 1-2 scoops Bulk Nutrients Pea Protein Isolate
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, sauté onions (chopped) and garlic till softened.
  • Add diced carrot and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Dissolve stock cube in ½ cup of water and add to the pot. Also add the remaining water and split peas.
  • Cook for 45 minutes on a low heat or until your split peas are well softened.
  • Add frozen peas and cook for another 15 minutes. With a hand blender place into the soup and blend to a smooth soup, or if you like chunky you can leave as is! Add ham hock and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Add pea protein and stir through until well combined.

To serve, we’re fans of crusty bread, croutons, spring onion, sesame seeds, chilli, bacon pieces etc.

* We used a pre-cooked and shredded ham hock available in the meat section of your supermarket

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