Potage au Cresson (French Watercress Soup)

Potage au Cresson (French Watercress Soup)

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Servings: 6
Calories: 138


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1.3 lb potatoes diced
  • 10 1/2 oz watercress chopped
  • 100 ml water
  • 2 pint chicken or vegetable stock
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg


  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and cook the onion and potato over a medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Add the watercress (keep a little back to use for garnish) and water and cook for 5 minutes until the watercress wilts.
  • Add the stock, seasoning and nutmeg, bring to the boil and gently simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Blend with a hand-held blender until smooth. Check the seasoning, scatter with the reserved watercress and serve at once.
Calories: 138 kcal
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 659 mg
Potassium: 604 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 3 g
Vitamin A: 1921 IU
Vitamin C: 42 mg
Calcium: 76 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Dishes Soups
Cuisine French
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