Watercress Soup

Watercress Soup


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 peeled and cubed potato
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup watercress
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • cream optional


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large saucepan over high heat.
  2. Add 1 peeled and cubed potato, and 1 chopped onion of choice.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, cover for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in 2 1/2 cups of chicken stock and 2 1/2 cups of milk, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  5. Stir in 1/2 cup watercress leaves and simmer uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Slowly transfer the soup to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  7. Return the soup to the cooking pot, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and season to taste. If desired, serve with a dollop of cream.
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