Serves: 10-20 Serves
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes Minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours Minutes


  • 1 cup of whole green lentils
  • 3/4 cup of pearl barleys
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 10 celery sticks
  • 5 baby carrots
  • ~ 1kg whole pork leg hock
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium potatoes (peeled)
  • 500grams chopped pumpkin
  • 400 grams (tin) of organic diced tomatoes
  • 400 grams (tin) of organic borlotti beans
  • 120 grams baby fresh spinach
  • 10-12 teaspoons of Super Sprout Broccoli Sprout


  • 1

    In a bowl, soak 1 cup of pearl barleys

  • 2

    In another bowl, soak 1 cup of green lentils (or any colour lentils you have)

  • 3

    Wash and cut up potatoes (peeled), celery, carrots (skin on) and pumpkin - (all similar sizes)

  • 4

    On medium heat, in a large pot with 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, sauté onion, until nearly

  • 5

    Put in the celery and carrot and cook on medium heat for 6-8 minutes.

  • 6

    Put in pumpkin, potatoes and frozen peas (and which other vegetables of your choosing; zucchini,
    corn, sweet potato etc)

  • 7

    Quickly stir and put in a diced tomato. Quickly mix again.

  • 8

    Turn heat to high, and place in rinsed lentils and rinsed barley and rinsed borlotti beans

  • 9

    Put in ham hock and fill pot with enough water to cover the ham hock and vegetables

  • 10

    Add in salt and pepper to taste (not too much, as the ham hock can be quite salty)

  • 11

    Once soup has started to boil, turn it down to low heat (and partly put the lid on) and let it simmer for
    1-.5-2 hours

  • 12

    Towards the end, if soup is too thick (due to beans absorbing water), add more water in.

  • 13

    Once soup is nearly ready, put in 120 grams of washed fresh spinach and let wilt.

  • 14

    Pull ham off bone and serve on top of soup

  • 15

    Mix in 1 teaspoons of broccoli sprout powder per serve.

  • 16

    Freeze leftovers for up to 3months

  • 17


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