Ham Hock and Vegetable Soup
This Ham Hock and Vegetable Soup is a low carb version of Mum's Pea and Ham Soup. The more vegetables you add the thicker this soup will be. Note that I have not included nutrition break down as this will depend heavily on the ham hock you use plus whether you use a bone broth, stock or water. This soup is very low in carbs though and great served with fried Haloumni cheese.
Recipe type: Main Meal, low carb, grain free
Cuisine: Low carb
Serves: 6
  • 1 Ham hock 250g (available in the deli section of most supermarkets)
  • 4 cups Stock, meat broth, or water
  • 2 large Onions
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp Ginger chopped
  • Black pepper
  1. Place ham hock and vegetables in the slow cooker. Set temperature on low for several hours (6-7). Remove ham from the cooker, slice from the bone and chop into small pieces (discard skin/fat layer). Place remaining mixture (stock and cooked vege) in a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth and add ham pieces. Return all ingredients to a pot and reheat. Serve immediately and save any left overs for tomorrow's lunch or dinner.
Recipe by Julia McPhee at http://www.jmcphee.com/2015/08/30/ham-hock-and-vegetable-soup/