Go Back
+ servings
Pea and Mint soup recipe with crispy ham

Pea and Mint Soup with Crispy Ham

Lauren Aloise
A delicious pea and mint soup topped with crispy Spanish ham. The perfect springtime soup recipe!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 338.74 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 shallots or sub 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 leek chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium potato diced
  • 5 cups of peas fresh or frozen
  • 5 cups of vegetable broth if you are using fresh peas make sure to make a broth out of the pea pods and other veggie scraps you have around!
  • A handful of fresh mint roughly chopped
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon cream optional
  • Cured ham Iberian, Serrano, or Prosciutto


  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil and add the chopped shallots and leeks.
  • Sauté over medium heat until translucent, but not yet browned (7-10 minutes).
  • Add the garlic and sauté for about another minute, until fragrant.
  • Add the vegetable broth and diced potatoes and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are just tender.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, make the crispy ham strips (see below).
  • Add the peas and cook for about five to ten minutes more (fresh peas will need at least the full five minutes, while frozen peas only need a couple of minutes to warm up).
  • Take the soup off of the heat and add the fresh mint leaves. Puree the soup in batches in a traditional blender, or use an immersion blender directly in the pot. Make sure the soup is completely smooth.
  • Add a tablespoon of cream if you wish, for an even more indulgent soup.
  • Season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Top your pea and mint soup with crispy ham and enjoy!

Crispy ham strips

  • Cut the cured ham into 1/4 inch strips and spread out over parchment paper on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes, stirring midway through.
  • Alternatively, you can heat full pieces of ham in a frying pan (like you’d cook bacon) until crispy.


Calories: 338.74kcalCarbohydrates: 46.52gProtein: 14.67gFat: 11.38gSaturated Fat: 2.74gCholesterol: 12.89mgSodium: 1417.53mgPotassium: 817.66mgFiber: 11.6gSugar: 15.55gVitamin A: 2533.86IUVitamin C: 88.34mgCalcium: 79.95mgIron: 4mg
Keyword mint soup, pea and ham soup, peas soup
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!