Waterblommetjie Squash Soup
Member recipe

Waterblommetjie Squash Soup

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 ratings)

Member recipe by


Serves 4

Creamy and Delicious.

This recipe has been submitted by the Good Food community. Sign in or create a My Good Food account to upload your own recipe creations. Please note that all recipes will be moderated but they are not tested in the Good Food kitchen.


  • For the Soup:
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 600g fresh waterblommetjies (or Cape Pond Weed, better known to South Africans as waterblommetjies)
  • 4 gem squash, halved
  • 125ml fresh cream
  • 125ml vegetable stock
  • 45ml butter
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the Garlic and Parsley Toasts:
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 10ml fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 30ml Pecorino, finely grated
  • 8 slices of baguette


    1. For the Soup: Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil adding the lemon juice. Gently boil the waterblommetjies until tender. This can take anywhere between 20 - 40 minutes, depending on size and toughness.
    2. In a separate pot, cook squash in boiling water for 15-20 minutes, or until soft.
    3. In a pan, gently heat the cream until hot, but not boiling. Add the flesh of the squash and blend it with the cream and stock until smooth.
    4. In a pan, lightly fry the waterblommetjies in the butter and garlic. Season and chop into more bite-sized chunks. Combine the pureed squash and waterblommetjies in a dish.
    5. For the toasts: Preheat the oven grill. Combine the garlic, parsley and Pecorino and spread or crumble over the baguette slices. Grill until golden and bubbly and serve with the soup.

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Be the first to comment...We'd love to hear how you got on with this recipe. Did you like it? Would you recommend others give it a try?
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.