Quick ham and vegetable soup

Luke Mangan

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I have a saying: "What you put into a soup or stock is what you get out of it," so use the freshest and best ingredients you can. Enjoy!

Quick ham and vegetable soup.
Photo: Vanessa Levis

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1½ cups Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and cut into 1cm dice
  • 1½ cups celeriac, peeled and cut into 1cm dice
  • 1½ cups pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1cm dice
  • 3 cups double-smoked ham, cut into 1cm dice
  • 1½ cups frozen or fresh peas
  • 8 asparagus spears, trimmed and chopped
  • 8 small yellow squash, each cut into 8 wedges
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp tarragon leaves rustic baguette and good-quality butter, to serve

Method

Place oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook onion and garlic for 6-7 minutes or until both are very tender but not coloured.

Add artichoke, celeriac, pumpkin and ham and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.

Add stock and bring to the boil, then turn heat down to a gentle simmer and cook for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are almost soft.

Add peas, asparagus and squash and cook until tender. Season to taste and garnish with tarragon.

Serve with rustic baguette and butter.

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I should like to know where I can find fresh locally grown asparagus and small yellow squash in Melbourne in the middle of winter.

    I think I will be making a few substitutions in the vegetables.

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    spurtle
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    July 05, 2014, 10:06PM

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