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    Chilled Cream of Watercress Soup

    Chilled Cream of Watercress Soup. Photo by Um Safia

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    Um Safia's Note:

    Perfect for lazy sunny afternoons. This soup is lovely and light yet will hit the spot... Serve well chilled with some fresh crusty bread. You can also serve warm if preferred.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    bowls

    Units: US | Metric

    • 500 g potatoes, peeled & cubed
    • 2 large leeks, washed & sliced
    • 80 g watercress
    • 750 ml vegetable stock
    • 280 ml single cream (light)
    • 50 g butter
    • salt and black pepper

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt butter in large pan over low heat. Add potatoes and leeks and sweat off gently for 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and gently cook for around 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
    3. 3
      Remove the pan from the heat and add the watercress (put 4 sprigs to one side for the garnish). add 3/4 of the cream and blend in a blender/processor until completely smooth.
    4. 4
      Season to taste then chill well before serving. Serve with a swirl of cream and a sprig if watercress.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chilled Cream of Watercress Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (271 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 345.7
     
    Calories from Fat 209
    60%
    Total Fat 23.3 g
    35%
    Saturated Fat 14.5 g
    72%
    Cholesterol 71.0 mg
    23%
    Sodium 123.0 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 30.8 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    14%
    Sugars 2.8 g
    11%
    Protein 5.5 g
    11%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegetable stock

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