Watercress Soup
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Watercress Soup

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Serves 4

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  • 15ml/1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small stick celery
  • 350g/12oz potato, peeled and diced
  • 600ml/1pt chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 (85g) bags watercress
  • 150ml/1/4pt milk
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


    1. 1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and celery and sauté over a medium heat for 5 mins until pale golden. Stir in the potato and stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10 mins or until the potato is tender.
    2. 2. Stir in the watercress, cover and cook for a further 5 mins or until the watercress is wilted. Transfer the soup to a food processor and blitz until smooth. Return the soup to the rinsed out pan add the milk, nutmeg, lemon juice and seasoning to taste. Gently reheat until piping hot and serve with crusty bread.

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Alastair Gilchrist
23rd Feb, 2020
Is that 3 x 85g bags or 3 bags weighing 85g in total. The recipe could be clearer.
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London Bathroom...
2nd Jan, 2019
Just made a batch really enjoyed it. Can you freeze it ?
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