15-minute summer soup

15-minute summer soup

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(24 ratings)

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 courgettes, 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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20th Aug, 2011
this soup is so easy.....and tasted fab....will definetly b makikng this one again
31st Jul, 2011
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.
1st Jul, 2011
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.
31st May, 2011
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.
13th Mar, 2011
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!
8th Feb, 2011
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!
6th Dec, 2010
So easy and quick to make, very refreshing. Tried it both hot and cold and was delicious both ways. Will definitely be making again!
19th Aug, 2010
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!
26th Jul, 2010
Really refreshing, even on a hot day. I made mine with Watercress,Rocket & Spinach. The rocket gave it a nice peppery taste.
4th Jul, 2010
Great summer soup. Tasty without yogurt as well.


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