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Creamy Watercress Soup

  • Preparation:  min
  • Easy
  • Serves 1
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

This lovely soup is so quick and easy to make and is wonderfully good for you. Watercress is packed with over 15 vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, calcium and iron, so not only is it a good addition to a healthy diet, it tastes great too!

Ingredients

Creamy Watercress Soup

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 3 bunches of watercress, thoroughly washed, stalks intact
  • 1½ pints vegetable stock
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Small carton of low fat crème fraîche

How to make Creamy Watercress Soup

1. In a medium sized pan over a medium heat, heat the oil and sweat the onion until soft, add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

2. Add the curry powder and cook for another couple of minutes stirring vigorously.

3. Now, turn down the heat to a low, add the watercress and stir for 2 minutes until the watercress wilts. Add the stock, season with the black pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Use a hand blender or liquidiser to puree and serve hot with plenty of freshly ground black pepper and a swirl of crème fraîche in each dish.

I hope you give this delicious creamy watercress soup a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)

This recipe is full of goodness

  • Packed with vitamins (A, C & E)
  • Rich in minerals (calcium & iron)
  • High in antioxidants

Watercress is a powerhouse of nutrients including vitamin C and E, both of which are important for skin health and promoting a healthy complexion. This watery plant is also rich in vitamin A, which is important for eye health.

About Sally

Sally Bee's story of survival and recovery from three heart attacks in a week at the age of 36 is nothing short of a miracle. Sally attributes much of her remarkable survival to her delicious and achievable healthy eating plan, which she and her whole family enjoy.

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