15-minute summer soup

Ready in 15 mins


Serves 4
This soup has a wonderful, fresh peppery flavour. Great for Sunday lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal100
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.81g
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  • knob of butter or splash of olive oil



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • bunch spring onions, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 3 courgette, chopped



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 200g podded fresh or frozen pea
  • 900ml hot vegetable stock
  • 85g bag trimmed watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • large handful mint



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 2 rounded tbsp Greek yogurt, plus extra for serving



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…


  1. Heat the butter or oil in a pan, add the spring onions and courgettes and stir well. Cover and cook for 3 mins, add the peas and stock and return to the boil. Cover and simmer for a further 4 mins, then remove from the heat and stir in the watercress and mint until they are wilted.

  2. Purée in a food processor, adding yogurt with the second batch. Return to the pan, then add seasoning to taste. Serve hot or cold, drizzled with extra yogurt.

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Comments (26)

bluejay's picture

Delicious and so easy in the hotter weather. I add extra watercress (if I have it) or some rocket, amounts don't seem to matter but the more the merrier. Sometimes I add some mixed herbs and have used half-fat crème fraiche if I have no yoghurt. It always turns out well.

maxineacikgoz's picture

This soup is absolutely delicious and looks really good too! Even better heated through the next day. All the family loved it, even my 2 year old who doesn't normally eat anything that looks like a vegetable. Really glad we tried this recipe.

beckym76's picture

Made this soup for the first time tonight. It is so easy to make, and a nice alternative to heavier wintry soup. Its so healthy and delicious.

suegriff26's picture

Quick, easy, delicious and low calorie! What more can you ask for!

reward50p's picture

Light and tasty. A pleasant, fresher, tasting soup that was easy to make.

marzipanfeind's picture

Made exactly to the recipe...delicious and so healthy! Served 6 as a starter for a summery dinner.

marithavermans's picture

Delicious soup. I made this soup already more than 10 times. I also use often use rocket. You don't have to be very strickt about the ammount of ingredients (I dometimes forget one of change volumes), it will all become delicious.

warmington's picture

Have made this soup in Spain many times for me and my husband,but today I was making it for a supper party and could not buy any watercress so used rocket instead,definitely not as good but ok,very disappointing as I wanted to give my guests a treat.We love it served with a small amount of Greek Yoghurt on the top.

heathben's picture

Very, very easy but with maximum taste. Good for a healthy lunch. Will make it again

mthorne1's picture

An easy peasey soup that is absolutely delicious!!! Great for an enthusiastic courgette plant. Full of flavour I have made it several times and the yogurt gives it a creamier edge.

patchworksue's picture

this soup is so easy.....and tasted fab....will definetly b makikng this one again

wendypardy's picture

I have made this soup several times now when we have had guests for dinner and each time I have been asked for a copy of the recipe! It is a really lovely soup and I don't change a thing! I serve it with garlic bread.

melanieday's picture

This was an easy soup to make and also very tasty. I found that the watercress took some blending as parts of it got wrapped around my hand blender - so I couldnt get as smooth as the soup shown in the image.

faganol's picture

This soup was really tasty, used spinach instead of watercress as that's all I had and it turned out really nicely. Lovely with brown bread and homemade hummus.

jeffmcqueen83's picture

Really quick and easy to make and turned out well. The only thing I would change would be to add more mint when I make it again. I made enough for four with the idea of having leftovers but between us, my husband and I polished it off in one sitting!

lockheart's picture

super fast, and easy to make. very light and fresh tasting. didn't have greek yoghurt so used a bit of single cream. personally... would probably used at least 2 bags of watercress next time, and a bit less mint, other than that.... highly recommended!

katmaynard615's picture

So easy and quick to make, very refreshing. Tried it both hot and cold and was delicious both ways. Will definitely be making again!

danicquinn's picture

I've made this twice now and it was very easy and quick to put together, and was very popular both times. It's nice hot or cold, and it was still nice when rocket was substituted for watercress and natural yoghurt for greek yoghurt. Recommended!

hannahwhiteuk's picture

Really refreshing, even on a hot day.
I made mine with Watercress,Rocket & Spinach. The rocket gave it a nice peppery taste.

janfilosof's picture

Great summer soup. Tasty without yogurt as well.


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