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Keto Pea and Ham Soup with Hemp Seeds

Can you make Keto Pea and Ham Soup? Hell yes you can! Hemp seeds are . one of the most perfect ingredients for a lentil or split pea substitute. This soup is incredibly delicious!
4.94 from 29 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Australian
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
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Servings: 8 serves
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery finely diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 4 rashers bacon finely sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 200 g hemp seeds
  • 1 ham hock for Thermomix® method get your butcher to cut hocks into 5 cm pieces

TO SERVE

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped

Instructions

INSTANT POT® METHOD

  • Set Instant Pot® to Sauté. Heat oil and butter and warm.
  • Add the garlic, onion, celery, carrot, bacon, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to turn translucent and bacon is golden.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  • Change setting to Pressure Cook/High Heat/35 minutes.
  • When finished allow natural release for 10 minutes before triggering quick release.
  • Discard bay leaves and remove ham hock. Shred meat off ham hock and reserve.
  • For a thicker soup; drain liquid from soup and puree half of the vegetable and hemp solids.
  • Return all ingredients to pot and stir to combine. Serve with fresh parsley.

SLOW COOKER OR STOVE TOP METHOD

  • In a large stock pot or saucepan heat butter and oil.
  • Add the garlic, onion, celery, carrot, bacon, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to turn translucent and bacon is golden.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. (For slow cooker place all ingredients to slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours)
  • For stove top; turn down to low, cover with a lid and cook on low checking every hour until hemp is soft and ham is falling off the bone.
  • Discard bay leaves and remove ham hock. Shred meat off ham hock and reserve.
  • For a thicker soup; drain liquid from soup and puree half of the vegetable and hemp solids.
  • Return all ingredients to pot and stir to combine. Serve with fresh parsley.

THERMOMIX® METHOD

  • Mill hemp seeds 5 seconds/speed 5. Transfer to a small bowl and reserve
  • Place garlic, onion, celery, carrots and bacon into mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl.
  • Add oil and butter. Sauté 4 min/120°C/speed 1.
  • Add remaining ingredients, and cook 99 min/100°C/reverse/speed 1.
  • Check ham hock and see if it falling off the bone tender or increase cook time.
  • Discard bay leaves and remove ham hock. Shred meat off ham hock and reserve.
  • Return ham to soup and stir to combine. Serve with fresh parsley.

Notes

  1. Omit ham hock and substitute chicken stock with vegetable stock for a vegetarian version.
  2. Hemp seeds are the hulled variety. They can be milled in a high speed blender or Thermomix® for a thicker soup.
  3. Store the soup in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just like most things this soup is better the next day.
  4. Freeze in an air tight container for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1581IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4mg | Magnesium: 5mg | Net Carbs: 4g
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