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Watercress Soup II Recipe
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Watercress Soup II

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"Watercress is a very fresh flavor, as well as being very nutritious. This soup is a great way to enjoy both!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, and cook stirring constantly for a few minutes. Remove from heat, and gradually whisk in the chicken broth so that no lumps form.
  2. Return to medium heat, and bring to a simmer. Add watercress, cover, and cook over low heat for 20 minutes. Puree in small batches using a blender, or blend in the pan using an immersion blender. Return to the saucepan, and stir in the half-and-half cream. Heat until warm, but do not boil.
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Jun 16, 2010

This is a great watercress soup recipe. I've been looking for something similar to one my Mum made up years ago and most other recipes have potato in them, which makes them far too filling. I've tried this a couple of times now and my only amendments would be a) using a vegetable bouillon - I used homemade chicken stock the first time and it was too fatty and b) using whipping cream as it's a slightly lighter texture. It also needs quite a lot of seasoning to bring out the flavour, which I prefer to add at the cooking stage. All in all a really tasty soup which is as nice cold as hot. Thanks!

 
Sep 04, 2012

I purchased watercress because I have never used it before and wanted to try something new. I added dried basil, garlic powder and sriracha after stirring in the watercress to add some flavor. This was very easy and I will try it again.

 

4 Ratings

Mar 23, 2015

Today I made this recipe for the first time. I followed the recipe as written, which is my custom the first time I use it after I change it to fit my personal taste. Happily I will in future make it with NO changes. It is tasty, easy to make and makes an elegant presentation. I think that it is destined to become a great company dish.

 
Mar 04, 2015

I have never had watercress soup before. I was given a bunch of watercress and figured this was a good use of it. It is pretty good. It is a nice cold day soup. I sort of seems a little "one note" to me so I may add a little spice next time. But it was super easy to make.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 25.7 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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