Watercress soup

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Watercress soup with a sprig of coriander as garnish in a white bowl with green trim.
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Preparation time
10 minutes
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Cooking time
20 minutes
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Number of servings
4
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Difficulty
Easy

A wonderfully simple and light soup, making the most of seasonal, local produce.

What you'll need and how to make this dish

Ingredients
3 bunches watercress
3 potatoes
3 onions
2 leeks
800ml stock
5 tbsp crème fraîche
Recipe instruction
  1. Prepare the vegetables by peeling and chopping the potatoes, finely chopping the onions, leeks and garlic.
  2. Heat a little oil in a pan and add the chopped vegetables, gently cooking them for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable stock to the same pan and turn up the heat until simmering, adding the watercress after about 10 minutes. Cook until all the vegetables are soft and easily mashed.
  4. Liquidize the soup either with a hand blender or in a mixer, until smooth.
  5. If the soup has cooled too much whilst being liquidized, stir in the crème fraîche and reheat before serving (otherwise serve straight away). Season to taste.