Watercress Soup (With No Potatoes!)

Monday, 14 November 2016

Watercress Soup (With No Potatoes!)

I love this watercress soup recipe with no potatoes.I find the starch in the potatoes makes a soup gloopy and this has a much nicer texture.

No potato watercress soup


My Mum used to make this soup when I was little and I was so pleased when she passed on the recipe. The internet was against us as for some reason. No matter how many times she tried to e mail it me, I never received it! This recipe serves 4 people and is easy to half if you only want to make it for two.

Personally I like to add a little bit of creme fraiche and cheese to my watercress soup. but that is optional.

watercress soup with no potatoes


Watercress Soup (With No Potatoes)


  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 packets of watercress
  • 50g plain flour
  • 75ml chicken stock
  • 300ml milk
  • salt and pepper to season
  1. Melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan.
  2. Add the onion and cook gently for 10 minutes until soft but not coloured.
  3. Roughly chop the watercress.
  4. Add the watercress to the onions and butter and cover the pan with a lid. 
  5. Cook gently for 4 minutes.
  6. Add the flour and gently stir for 1-2 minutes. 
  7. Remove from the heat and stir in the stock and milk.
  8. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously for 3 minutes.
  9. Season to taste.
  10. Blitz in the blender.
Serve with some creme fraiche (or cream) grated cheese and crusty roll.


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No potato watercress soup. This soup doesn't have a starchy after taste as it is made with watercress, stock and milk. Lovely accompanied with creme fraiche, cheese and a crusty bread roll.






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