Broad Bean Soup with Smoked Ham
- 300 g smoked , cooked ham
- 4 tbsp oil
- 2 onions
- 5 sprigs thyme
- 1 kg frozen broad beans
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- 1 lemon
Thinly slice the ham and cut into 5mm sticks. Reserve 100 g for decoration.
Fry the remaining 200 g in the cooking oil until starting to brown, then add the sliced onion and thyme. Fry until the onion is softened.
Pour in the broad beans, give it a good stir, then cover with the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and cook for another 5 minutes after that.
Remove the herbs, then purée half of the soup in a food processor. Pour the purée back in with the remaining soup. Season with lemon juice, salt & pepper.
Serve the soup in bowls, decorated with some zest, ham and herbs thyme leaves. Offer some nice bread on the side.