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Green Pea Soup with Crispy Prosciutto

Healthy Green Pea Soup topped with a dollop of yogurt and crispy prosciutto. This soup is packed with goodness made from frozen peas, zucchini, and garlic. Serve with some chargrilled ciabatta and black pepper.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 - 6 servings
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 1 leek roughly chopped
  • 3 medium sized zucchini (courgettes) grated
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock (1.5 litres)
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 4 cups frozen peas (400g)
  • salt and pepper to season

Optional toppings

  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • plain or Greek yogurt


  • Finely chop the leek and sauté in a deep saucepan until soft, add the garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the grated zucchini and saute for 2 minutes then add the stock. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the peas a good pinch of salt and pepper and simmer for another 5 minutes. Using a had blender blitz it all until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve in bowls with a dollop of plain or Greek yogurt and crispy prosciutto.

To make crispy prosciutto

  • Lay slices of cured prosciutto on a baking tray and place under a broiler (grill UK) until crispy. You can also fry it in a frying pan for a couple of minutes.



Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1434mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 2525IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg