Watercress Soup – the Quickest Soup Ever!

Serves: 4
Prep time: 2 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 22 mins

This really IS the quickest soup to make – hands down. Now, we’re not just talking cooking speed here.

There’s also no prep time involved! And with a veggie soup that is unheard of, right?

All you have to do is heat up some vegetable or chicken stock, add 2 chopped potatoes, and that’s it.

Never the less this soup tastes absolutely lovely.

The watercress gives it a warm peppery flavour and the texture is clear and refreshing.

Just to clarify, this is not a thick, filling soup.

It’s light.

It would make an ideal starter or a rejuvenating snack when you are feeling under the weather or are craving sweet things.

An extra dose of greens always helps with cravings. Watercress is high in vitamins and minerals, but has very little calories – not that you’d have to worry about those anyway ????.


  1. 100g organic watercress (about 4 big handfuls)
  2. 2 small potatoes or 1 medium
  3. 1l water
  4. 1 yeast free stock cube


  1. Wash the watercress
  2. Peel and chop the potatoes
  3. Bring the water to the boil. Dissolve the stock cube, and add the watercress and potato pieces.
  4. Simmer for 20 minutes and blend briefly to create a smooth texture and lovely green colour.

Watercress soup also freezes well, and therefore makes an ideal staple meal that you can quickly whip out of the freezer when required.

Candida Diet Advice

Because this soup is very easy to digest and only contains very little starch from the potatoes, you can eat it fairly early on during the Candida Diet.

And also during phases when you have a relapse or you are feeling under the weather.

It is a very nourishing, light and easy to make soup, that in my opinion is invaluable for a person recovering from illness. So if you struggle with Candida, this soup will be very helpful.

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    • Hi Carole, I don’t think you can buy single stock cubes. They come in packs of ten or twelve at a time. Since I use them so often I have actually started buying packs of the stuff because it works out cheaper than buying them from high street supermarkets

      You can set it up as subscribe and save too which again cuts costs. Not sure if it’s available where you live. Alternatively you can keep your eyes open for bone broth. I know some paleo meal services make bone broth and deliver it…

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