Watercress Velouté Recipe

Watercress Velouté is a creamy and flavorful soup made with fresh watercress, potatoes, onions, and vegetable broth. The soup is blended until smooth and then finished with a touch of cream for added richness. The result is a vibrant green soup with a delicate peppery flavor. It can be served as a starter or as a light main course.

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Ingredients for Watercress Velouté Recipe

  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 Potatoes, Peeled And Diced
  • 1 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 cup Fresh Watercress, Washed And Roughly Chopped
  • 0.13 cup Heavy Cream
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • sprig Fresh Watercress Sprigs, For Garnish

Directions: Watercress Velouté Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté onions until translucent.
  • STEP 2.Add diced potatoes and vegetable broth to the pot and bring to a boil.
  • STEP 3.Reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • STEP 4.Add the watercress to the pot and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • STEP 5.Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree the soup until smooth.
  • STEP 6.Stir in the cream and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • STEP 7.Serve the soup hot, garnished with a sprig of fresh watercress.

Cooking Tips

  • Be sure to thoroughly wash the watercress before using to remove any dirt or grit.
  • For a lighter version, you can substitute the cream with milk or coconut milk.
  • Garnish the soup with a drizzle of olive oil or a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper for added flavor.

Storage and Serving

  • Watercress Velouté is best served immediately after preparing.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the soup gently on the stovetop, stirring occasionally, before serving.
Nutrition
value
346
calories per serving
3 g Fat16 g Protein72 g Carbs5 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    3g
  • Protein
    16g
  • Carbs
    72g
  • Fiber
    5g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    72g
  • Protein
    16g
  • Fiber
    5g

Fats

  • Fat
    3g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    815mg
  • Iron
    26mg
  • Vitamin A
    3976mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    3mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    443mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    281mg
  • Vitamin E
    3mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    256mg
  • Manganese
    13mg
  • Phosphorus
    483mg
  • Selenium
    15mcg
  • Zinc
    7mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp