Broad Bean Soup with Smoked Ham


Broad Bean Soup with Smoked Ham

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 300 g smoked , cooked ham
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 onions
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 1 kg frozen broad beans
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 1 lemon


  1. Thinly slice the ham and cut into 5mm sticks. Reserve 100 g for decoration.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Serve the soup in bowls, decorated with some zest, ham and herbs thyme leaves. Offer some nice bread on the side.

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