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Category: Soups

Watercress Soup

Watercress is an underappreciated green. With its natural peppery flavor, it needs just a little olive oil and a touch of lemon for a salad. And it doesn't take much to make a good watercress soup. This one is perfect ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 bunches watercress
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup yogurt or sour cream, for garnish

Step 1Heat butter over medium-low heat in medium saucepan. Add onion, cover and cook until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.

Step 2While onion is cooking, rinse watercress, and pull off and discard tough stems. Add watercress, broth and water to pot. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer until watercress is very tender and flavors have melded, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 3Puree soup at high speed in blender until smooth, about 1 minute (puree in batches, if necessary). Return soup to pot and heat through. Add salt to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon, and lemon juice. Garnish soup with yogurt or sour cream.

Each serving:
73 calories; 539 mg sodium; 8 mg cholesterol; 4 grams fat; 6 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams protein; 1.03 grams fiber.
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