Watercress Soup
Potage au Cresson

Being a very simple vegetarian dish, this Watercress Soup or Potage au Cresson recipe is super tasty and full of flavor!

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Ingredients

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2 potato(es) 2.6 oz
1 bunch watercress
6 cups water 1.5 l
5 tbsp cream
1 yellow onion(s)
1 clove garlic
1 oz butter 30 g
to taste salt
Main Ingredient
2 tsp love ❤️

Nutritional information

97
Calories
1.9 g
Protein
7.1 g
Fat
6.7 g
CH
4.4 g
S-Fat
19 mg
Cholesterol
1.4 g
Fiber
122 mg
Sodium
1.7 g
Sugar
37 mg
Calcium
1 mg
Iron
196 mg
Potassium
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Watercress Soup

Being a very simple vegetarian dish, this Watercress Soup recipe is super tasty and full of flavor. In fact, it is so good that if you cook it for someone with a moustache, you may want to have a napkin or two close to you – it’s gonna get messy!

The good news is: we need the same ingredients that we used for our leek soup, except this time we will use fresh watercress leaves with stems.

Generic Soup Recipe

If you’ve been cooking with me for some time now, you know that by learning one of my recipes you are pretty much ready for many other. There are a lot of common tricks that you can use across many different recipes. And this Potage au Cresson (French for Watercress Soup recipe) is not an exception.

You can start with the same steps you took making Potato Leek Soup recipe or Potage Parmentier in French. However, this time, before making the puree, stir in the watercress and simmer it for 5 minutes. That’s it. You can blend the soup in a blender and add your spices right after.

Just before serving, I added the cream by spoonfuls. And after that – used it to decorate my dish.

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Steps

1
Done
10 min

Prepare Veggies

Start with potatoes, onion and garlic. Wash them, peel and slice. Then wash the watercress.

2
Done
20 min

Boil & Simmer

Place the veggies into a casserole with cold water. Bring water to boil and simmer soup, partially covered, for 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

3
Done
20 min

Add Watercress

Stir in the watercress. Simmer it for 5 minutes. When everything is ready, turn off the heat and leave the casserole rest for 15 minutes. Tip: vegetables have a richer taste when they are left in a covered casserole.

4
Done
5 min

Blend & Serve

Place the soup in a blender and add cream with butter. Blend the soup and serve in plates.

5
Done

Decorate (Optional)

Decorate with extra cream.

6
Done

Serve

Your watercress soup is ready - bon appétit!

Helena

Recipe creator, food photographer and contributing writer to food-related publications.

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when we were growing up my Grandmother used to served us a watercress soup that had ham in it. Do you have a recipe that includes ham?
do you have a recipe that includes ham

Hi Bernard,

Thank you for your comment. I don’t have a soup recipe with ham yet. But as an option you can add ham in Step 5 before serving. I also have a super delicious cauliflower chowder with ham coming up. So, stay tuned – I will upload it soon! 🙂

It amazes me how big of an art cooking is. Looking at this soup, I see a canvas, a story and a brush that was used for those extra touches that make this soup so good. Absolutely loving it! ❤

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