Watercress Soup

18 Reviews
81% would make this recipe again

The tangy and peppery flavour of watercress works beautifully in this soup.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 20 min
150 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Heart-healthy
  • Bone-healthy
  • Artery-healthy


2 bunches watercress 240 g
2 onions, coarsely chopped 400 g
2 potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces 400 g
2 tbsp margarine non-hydrogenated 28 g
2 cups chicken broth, low-sodium 500 mL
2 cups milk, partly skimmed, 2% 500 mL
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.1 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the soup.


  1. Rinse the watercress carefully, without soaking it, to remove any sand. Chop most of it reserving some leaves with some stems for decoration.
  2. Prepare the onions and potatoes. Coarsely chop the onions; peel and dice the potatoes into 1 cm cubes.
  3. Heat the margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté 3 min, then add the diced potatoes and watercress. Continue to cook for about 4 min, with gentle stirring. Add the broth and milk, bring to a boil, then lower the heat. Cover and simmer about 15 min, until the vegetables are soft. Purée in a blender until smooth. Adjust the seasoning.
  4. Garnish with the reserved watercress leaves, then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (310g)


% Daily Value




5 g

7 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

8 %


10 mg


80 mg

3 %


22 g

7 %


2 g

7 %


8 g


7 g

Vitamin A

43 %

Vitamin C

40 %


15 %


4 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C
Excellent source of  :
Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Bone-healthy, Heart-healthy


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches ½
Vegetables 1
Milk and Alternatives ½
Fats ½

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18 Reviews (18 with rating only ) 81% would make this recipe again