Watercress soup

2012-11-10
  • Servings : 5/6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 45m
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Watercress is an extremely nutritious and important vegetable to contribute to a good nutrition. Prepare this quite tasty watercress soup and give the necessary nutrients to your family.

Units: Metric / (Units: US)

Ingredients

  • 2 liters / (8 1/2 cups) water
  • 1 bunch of watercress (about 200 grams / (7 ounces))
  • 1 turnip
  • 1 pumpkin slice (about 100 grams / (3 1/3 ounces))
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 medium onions
  • 1 leek
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt (to taste)

    Directions

    Step 1


    1. Peel and wash the potatoes, carrots, onions, turnip, the pumpkin slice and the leek. In a large saucepan with 2 liters / (8 1/2 cups) water put the potatoes, turnip, the carrots, the pumpkin slice, the leek and the onions, everything cut into pieces. When starts boiling, reduce to medium-low heat and cook for about 20 minutes.

    Step 2


    1. Remove briefly the saucepan from heat and use a hand blender to blend the soup until creamy. Season with olive oil and a little salt. Stir and place the saucepan back on the stove over high heat. When starts boiling, add the watercress and cook for 5 minutes.

    Step 3


    1. Turn off the heat and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving (5 servings):

Calories: 205
 
Total Fat: 9 g(14%)
 
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g(6%)
 
Cholesterol: 0 mg(0%)
 
Sodium: 121 mg(5%)
 
Total Carbohydrate: 29 g(10%)
 
Protein: 4.5 g
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