Watercress soup

HERE’S a quick one. A few of you have been asking about watercress soup. So I gave it a try yesterday. It wasn’t what I was expecting. I’d been expecting a lovely green, smooth soup, instead I got an orange soup with little green bits!

This version is very garlicky but is really easy to do with a stick blender and/or a mini processor. It takes around 20 minutes all in but you can be doing other stuff whilst it simmers.

Watercress Soup


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1 sticky of celery chopped (celery leaves too if you have them)
  • 3 large or 5 small cloves of garlic
  • 1 handful/bag of watercress (chunky stalks removed)
  • Chicken/vegetable stock cube/tub or bouillon

Cook the onions on a low heat with a few tbsp of olive oil until translucent.

Add garlic, celery and carrot to pan and cook for a further five minutes, or until soft.

Add 3 cups of water/stock and simmer for 10 minutes.

Blend soup until very smooth.

Add watercress, bring to boil then immediately turn off.

Blend soup again and serve!

We had ours with a few scallops and prawns on top. Just because that’s the way we roll!



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