A Hearty Leek, Ham and Spelt Broth

leek, ham and spelt broth


  • 1 lt (1¾ pt) fresh chicken stock
  • 75 g (2¾ oz) pearled spelt
  • 300 g leeks, sliced finely
  • 180 g (6½ oz) pulled ham hock
  • To Serve: crusty wholemeal bread.
Recipe courtesy of Discover Great Veg.

If these strange times call for anything, it’s for comfort food like this Leek, Ham And Spelt Broth.

And the recipe couldn’t be simpler . . .


  1. Bring the stock to the boil in a large pan, add the spelt, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the leeks and ham hock and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve with crusty wholemeal bread.

And that’s it! Leek, ham and spelt broth to warm the cockles of your heart in less that half an hour? Sounds good to us.

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