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Watercress soup

This bright green soup is also considered a standard Irish recipe.

Watercress soup

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons soy margarine
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 200 grams watercress
  • 300 ml. vegetable stock
  • 100 ml. soy cream
  • 3-4 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped

Directions:

  1. Melt the soy margarine in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the onion and sauté until soft, don’t allow to become golden or brown.
  3. Reserve a few pretty watercress leaves as garnish.
  4. Add the watercress to the onion.
  5. When the watercress has just wilted, add the stock.
  6. Leave the soup to simmer for 4 minutes.
  7. Transfer the soup to a food processor add 1 tablespoon of the chopped mint and blitz until smooth.
  8. Return the soup to the pan, add the cream and simmer for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the rest of the mint before removing soup from heat.
  10. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with a few watercress leaves and serve.

Notes:

The secret to this nice soup, is not to over cook it, thus it retains it’s nice bright green color, and the light minty flavor.

adapted from
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/watercresssoup_70536.shtml

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