The bright fresh flavor of watercress follows its health benefits in Watercress Soup with Toasted Almonds—tons of bone-strengthening calcium in every savory spoonful.

Paul, Mary, and Stella McCartney
Recipe by Health July 2012


Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
Makes 3 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook 3 minutes. Add potatoes; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth; simmer, covered, 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  • Add watercress to pan; cook 3 minutes, until wilted. In batches, purée soup in blender; return to pan. Whisk in 1/4 cup yogurt, salt, and pepper; reheat gently (do not boil). Serve with remaining 3 TBSP yogurt and almonds.

Chef's Notes

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Recipe adapted from The Meat Free Monday Cookbook, copyright 2011. Published by Kyle Books Limited.

Nutrition Facts

261 calories; fat 11.1g; saturated fat 1.5g; mono fat 7.8g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 10g; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 4g; cholesterolmg; iron 2mg; sodium 414mg; calcium 287mg.