Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Watercress Soup

It really feels that spring is finally on its way!! Recently I've been reaching for a lot of green coloured food produce - I think I must be aligning myself with mother nature ;-)
This recipe is just like spring on the plate, but will still give you that warmth and comfort as a good bowl of soup does!

It looks fresh and vibrant and it's very easy to make. I found this recipe on the back of the watercress packet, but modified it slightly to add even more greens.

Here's how to cook it.

You will need:
1 onion chopped
25g of butter
250g of chopped and peeled potatoes
500ml of chicken or vegetable stock (I often use organic Kallo stock cubes for lower salt content)
2 bags of watercress, or one bag of watercress and the same amount of spinach, or one bag of watercress and one bag of green leafy pea shoots
cream either just to drizzle or if you want more creamy taste add 50ml
salt and black pepper to taste

This is how to make it:
In a large pot melt the butter and add chopped onion. Keep stirring until the onion gets soft, but not browned. Next add chopped potatoes and all the stock. Cover the pot with a lid and cook on a low heat for about 20mins. When potatoes are almost cooked add the watercress/spinach/pea shoots and cook for another 5 minutes, no longer. Take off heat blend in a mixer, then add a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste and cream if using.

Enjoy with a nice slice of bread with butter and feel the spring coming!

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