Seasonal Recipes

Watercress Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 large white potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (2 cups)
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 cups vegetable or chicken stock or miso paste
2 bunches watercress, thick stems trimmed, coarsely chopped
Pepper, freshly ground
Lemon for serving

  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil and garlic, and cook until sizzling and fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in potato and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook 1 minute.
  2. Add stock and 1 1/2 cups of water, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in watercress. Return to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide among soup bowls, and squeeze a lemon wedge into each bowl. Serve immediately