Weekend Cooking – Watercress Soup

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It’s been hot and sunny here all last week, but today it’s been raining on and off all morning. Just the right sort of weather to make watercress soup. This is my favourite soup to make because it’s so easy. The only preparation is peeling and chopping potatoes and onion, briefly sautéing them in oil, then simmering them for about 15 -20 minutes in vegetable stock until cooked. Then add the watercress and simmer very briefly before blitzing the soup with a hand blender in the pan – cooking the watercress like this means it keeps a fresh green colour.

Simmer chopped potatoes and onion in vegetable stock
Add watercress
Bowl of watercress soup

2 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking – Watercress Soup

  1. Look at that gorgeous green! Oh yum. I could eat soup every day — so I love it when we get a rainy or cool summer day and I can indulge.


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