A simple watercress soup

Watercress soup is a soup prepared using the leaf vegetable watercress as a primary ingredient. It may be prepared as a cream soup or as a broth/stock-based soup using vegetable or chicken stock.[1][2] Additional ingredients used can include vegetables such as potato, leeks, spinach, celery and turnips, cheese, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper.[1][3][4][5] Watercress soup can be prepared as a puréed soup by mixing the ingredients in a food processor.[5] It can be served hot or cold, and may be garnished with crème fraîche, shaved Parmesan cheese, drizzled olive oil and watercress leaves.[1][2][4]


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  3. ^ De Gouy, L.P. (2012). The Soup Book: Over 800 Recipes. Dover Publications. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-486-14449-8. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Cunningham, M.; Jarrett, L. (1996). The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. Knopf. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-679-45081-8. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  5. ^ a b McBride, Dara (June 14, 2016). "A mouthwatering recipe for Irish watercress soup". IrishCentral.com. Retrieved August 5, 2016.