Posted 23 March 2018

Watercress, Pea and Mint Soup

Prep 10 minutes Cook 10 minutes Makes Serves 3 - 4

This fresh-tasting soup is a celebration of spring and packed full of goodness. Watercress is deservedly regarded as a super food, ranked right at the top of many healthy food lists. It is full of calcium, vitamin K, beta carotene, plus cancer-fighting phenylethyl isothiocyanate.

Blending it into soup makes it easy to consume plenty in one serving, but make sure you don’t overcook the leaves, otherwise the soup will lose it’s beautiful vibrant colour

  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and left whole
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 500g frozen peas
  • Fresh vegetable or chicken stock
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves, plus extra leaves to garnish
  • 2 large handfuls watercress, washed
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  1. Soften the onion in olive oil for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, garlic clove and enough stock to generously cover and bring to the boil. Simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
  3. While still on a simmer, add the peas, watercress and mint, allowing the leaves to wilt but not discolour.
  4. Blend well and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour into bowls and garnish with the fresh mint.
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