Ham Ribolita

Want some healthy and easy Christmas recipes that not only tastes great but also makes use of that leftover Christmas ham? Look no further than this Jamie Oliver recipe that has been tweaked by our own dietitian Cass!



  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 carrot
  • olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 x 400 g tin tomatoes
  • 1 x 400 g tin of cannellini beans
  • 750 ml organic stock
  • 300 g Kale
  • 100 g spinach
  • 150 g leftover cooked ham


  1. Peel the onion and garlic, then finely chop along with the celery and carrot.
  2. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over a medium heat, add the chopped veg and fennel seeds, and season. Cook, covered, over a low heat for 10 minutes, until golden brown, stirring regularly.
  3. Reserving half the cannellini beans to one side, mash the rest and add them to the pan along with the liquid from the tin, the tomatoes and the stock. Carry on simmering for another 10 minutes.
  4. Chop and stir in the kale and spinach. Tear the ham into rough chunks and add along with the remaining beans.
  5. Simmer until the greens have cooked down and you have a lovely thick stew.
  6. Enjoy!

Christmas Recipe Dietitian Cassandra Stuchbery Cassandra Stutchbery

Australian Registered Accredited Dietitian

Read More about Cass here.


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