Spinach & watercress soup

Spinach & watercress soup

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 1

Go veggie, go green and go filling! This simple and vibrant soup is healthy, 3 of your 5-a-day and ready in 10 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal457
  • fat26g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre9g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.5g


  • 100g spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 100g watercress



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

  • 1 spring onion, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

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

  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • ½ an avocado



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 100g cooked rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds, plus extra to serve


  1. Put the spinach, watercress, spring onion, vegetable stock, avocado, cooked rice, lemon juice and mixed seeds in a blender with seasoning. Whizz until smooth. Heat until piping hot. Scatter over some toasted seeds if you want added crunch.

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goodfoodfox's picture
29th Nov, 2016
Ok,this recipe just doesn't cut it. This is what you fear of getting when eating at a vegan restaurant. First of all, the measurements are off. With these amounts, you will never get a smooth soup, more something you would spread on a sandwich. So, when making this dish, be sure to have extra stock at hand - adding just water will make the dish even blander than it already is. Because, second criticism, it is that: bland. What this dish could do with is a good kick of taste. Add some garlic, or some good herbs. Coriander could work, or some Thai basil. Even some hot sauce (carefull though!) might help. I am usually pretty content with the recipes in the magazine, but this is a fail.
23rd Nov, 2016
Totally agree - I made this as I am pregnant and thought it would be really nutritious for me. It is indeed inedible!! way too bitter. I blended in half a bag of frozen peas later on, and put some bacon in it to make it edible. But ended throwing half of it away.
12th Oct, 2016
Please do not cook this soup! It looks amazing and delicious, we cooked it last night with my partner and we are not beginners. The soup tasted really horrible! Bitter kick you could not get rid of. Nobody in our house wanted to eat it and so it ended up in the toilet. What a waste, I know. I think it was the watercress, so maybe if you skip that and use more spinach instead, and put a little watercress on top as seasoning, that would work.
goodfoodfox's picture
29th Nov, 2016
I didn't notice any bitterness, but that might be because of the ridiculous price they asked for the watercress, so I added more spinach. But still it tasted of nothing much. Wish I had checked the site beforehand, I could've skipped this one altogether. Oh well...
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