Refreshing Watercress Soup Elegance Recipe

Delight in the vibrant flavors and nutritional goodness of our watercress soup. This light and refreshing dish is perfect for any season, offering a delightful blend of fresh ingredients that will tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body.


  • 4 cups watercress, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Fresh chives or parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the diced potato to the pot and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes, allowing the potato to lightly brown.
  3. Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth, then bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the potato is tender.
  4. Once the potato is cooked through, add the chopped watercress to the pot. Let it simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes, just until the watercress wilts.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the soup to cool slightly. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, puree the soup until smooth and creamy.
  6. If using, stir in the heavy cream to add a touch of richness to the soup. Season with salt and pepper to taste, adjusting the seasoning as needed.
  7. Return the pot to the stove and heat the soup gently over low heat until warmed through.
  8. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh chives or parsley, if desired.
  9. Serve this elegant watercress soup as a delightful starter or a light meal, accompanied by crusty bread or a side salad for a complete dining experience. Enjoy the refreshing flavors and nourishing goodness of this exquisite dish!

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