Watercress Soup – the Quickest Soup Ever!

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 veggy 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 ?.

Watercress Soup
Recipe type: soup
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Serves: 4
  • 100g organic watercress (about 4 big handfuls)
  • 2 small potatoes or 1 medium
  • 1l water
  • 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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    • Oh, this is a must try! I have used it in my smoothies but not in soup! Awesome! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

      Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply June 9, 2013

        It’s much better in a soup than in a smoothie, seriously! You’ll be glad you tried it. Thanks for your comment Cindy :)

    • Dasha

      Reply Reply June 2, 2015

      Aren’t potatoes restricted in Candida diet?

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply June 4, 2015

        It’s only one small potato in a big soup, and I recommend it from Stage 3 of the diet when you can slowly re-introduce carbs including potato. No need to worry. This soup will help you heal.

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