Watercress soup

Cooking time
20 minutes
Difficulty
Easy
Light and simply presented watercress soup with a sprig of coriander to finish
Ingredients
3 bunches of watercress
3 potatoes
3 onions
2 leeks
800ml stock
5 tablespoons of crème fraîche
Number of servings
4
Preparation time
10 minutes
Recipe category
Recipe instruction
  1. Prepare the vegetables by peeling and chopping the potatoes, finely chopping the onions, leeks and garlic.
  2. Heat a little oil in a pan and add the chopped vegetables, gently cooking them for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable stock to the same pan and turn up the heat until simmering, adding the watercress after about 10 minutes. Cook until all the vegetables are soft and easily mashed.
  4. Liquidize the soup either with a hand blender or in a mixer, until smooth. (Shame! As I love to chew!)
  5. If the soup has cooled too much whilst being liquidized, stir in the crème fraîche and reheat before serving (otherwise serve straight away). Season to taste.

A wonderfully simple and light soup, making the most of seasonal, local produce.