Posts Tagged ‘watercress soup’

Sopa en El Maná

November 25, 2016

Excelente sopa en El Maná.

Excellent watercress soup.

Excellent real ale from small local brewery.

Too late to eat, and nothing I fancied.

Watercress, potato and ginger soup

January 5, 2011

Watercress soup with a kick!

Watercress has experienced a sharp increase in sales due to its recent elevation to a superfood.


2tbsp extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
200g new potatoes
100g watercress, stalks and leaves separated
1½ tsp ground ginger
600ml milk
Sea salt and pepper, to season
1½ tbsp flat leaf parsley


Heat 1tbsp of the olive oil in a saucepan, add the onion and gently fry until softened, but do not colour. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute.

Par boil the potatoes for 15 mins until soft. Chop them roughly and add to the pan with the watercress stalks, ginger and milk and boil for 3-4 mins.

Season with salt and pepper, add the watercress leaves and half of the parsley, then stir. Pour into a blender and blend until smooth, then divide between 4 bowls.

Mix the remaining olive oil with the rest of the parsley and drizzle over the soup to serve.

Watercress latest super food to fight cancer