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My watercress soup

A delightful & good for you watercress soup

I love watercress. It is in season now. I think it is a super vegetable that is well underestimated in Belgium.

It is so healthy & has a special, unique & peppery flavour. I love to add it to salads, serve it with grapefruit & fish cakes, have it in a soup, etc.
A few days ago, I made this soup.

 

Recipe: For 5 people, 1 medium-sized bowl of soup
Ingredients:
4 bunches of fresh watercress, well washed, cleaned & earth cut off, cut up
1.5 large white onion, peeled & finely cut up
3 dried bay leaves
1200 ml of gluten-free vegetable stock
2 medium potatoes, peeled & washed & cut up into little chunks
grinned black pepper
soy baking margarine
Method:
1. Take a large cooking pot or a steam-cooker. Melt a bit of baking margarine in the pot. Heat up on medium high.
2. When the baking margarine has melted, add the chopped up onion & let it sweat. Cook for about 8 minutes or until brown. Stir from time to time.
3. Now, add the cut up potatoes. Stir. Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes.
4. Add the watercress, the dried bay leaves & add the vegetable stock. Stir well.
5. Now, take your lid & put it onto the steam cooking pot. ( a steam pot )
6. Turn the heat on high. Let it stand there for about 10 minutes or until the cooking pot sizzles for a long time. Now, turn the heat off. Carefully, take the pot away from the heat. With a wooden spoon, open the valve from the steamer. Let the air sizzle out until there is no more steam left. Carefully remove the steaming lid. Take out your 3 bay leaves. Mix the soup. Taste. Add seasoning according to taste. I added 3 grinds of black pepper. But if you don’t have that, cook the soup until the potatoes are cooked trough. Then pull the 3 bay leaves out, mix & do the same.
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Author:

Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

35 thoughts on “My watercress soup

  1. I love watercress too but always seem to find slugs in it so I get hubby to pick through it and wash it. It’s so good in soups I agree and that looks fantastic (great for weight loss too) 🙂

  2. I looove all things green, so this soup looks so appealing to me! I love watercress too for its sharp, distinct taste! would definitely stir in yogurt at the end, though. mmm!

  3. This sounds like a perfect spring soup! Fresh and lovely.Could you send me your email address to lisa at cyklops dot com, and I’ll reply with the recipe you asked about?

  4. I never had watercress soup before, it does sound appealing. Look very refreshing Sophie.Have a great week ends,Elra

  5. watercress tastes funny to me (I’m not even goign to say what it tastes like!)… I wonder if its like cilantro where some people taste it totally differently.

  6. i’ve never seen watercress incorporated into a soup before–it’s terrific! the color’s stunning, it’s healthy, and i’ll bet it tastes terrific.

  7. I like watercress, but somehow I haven’t had it in ages. This looks like a great soup to get reintroduced to it!

  8. I don’t know if I’ve ever eaten watercress. It is highly underestimated here in the U.S. too. It looks delicious, I like that you added potatoes to it!

  9. watercress is underestimated here too. I have to try make these kinds of soup with leafy greens, lettuce, and such. Sound so healthy and good.

  10. I have looked for watercress in the stores here with no success, the solution – we’ll grow our own. This soup looks fabulous, Sophie.

  11. I’ve never had watercress soup. It sounds good. And no cream? I like how you thickened it with potatoes.

  12. Looks tastey. I have never tried watercress, hard to believe. The watercress I see at the store right now doent look very good. When I see some fresh watercress I know I will have to try it!

  13. I love soups like this. I’m not sure I can get watercress here, but I’ll go and check it out ASAP.

  14. I love watercress, though I don’t actually have it that often and I’ve never made soup with it, I’ve always just had it raw in salads. The soup sounds very good, though!

  15. I’ve never had watercress soup but I love watercress and I love soups. It looks fantastic.

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