Watercress and potato soup

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When it comes to all things leafy, watercress is one of the most powerful in terms of nutrtional value, packed full of vitamins and minerals. It's a wonderful addition to any salad, but for something more substanstial, try adding it to this delicious soup.

Serves 2-3


  • 1 oz (30g) vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium potato, chopped
  • 3/4-1 pint (430-570ml) vegetable stock
  • 3 oz (85g) watercress
  • 3 fl oz (75ml) coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large pan and fry the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Add the potato and cook with the lid on for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally to ensure they don't stick.
  2. Add stock and bring to boil. Simmer for 10 mins or so until potatoes become soft. Add watercress and simmer for about 5 mins. Add coconut milk, then blend. Re-heat gently, but don't boil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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