Watercress Soup

June 7, 2020

You can have a nutritious meal with the watercress soup, which is one of the delicious recipes of vegan cuisine. Easy to make, 10 minutes preparation, 15 minutes cooking time is needed for this delicious soup...Bon Appetit!

Taste Score: %80
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 25 mins

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Roughly chop the potatoes, onions and garlic.
  2. After chopping, add them to the soup pot and mix with olive oil and cook.
  3. When the vegetables begin to change color, add vegetable broth on it.
  4. Boil in vegetable broth for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add it to the watercress and beat with a hand blender until it becomes a puree.
  6. You can serve it with breadcrumbs or croutons.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Watercress Soup
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories314
% Daily Value*
Sodium 477 mg20.7%
Potassium 526 mg11.2%
Protein 6.2 g12.4%
Total Fat 23.5 g30.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What you need to know about watercress

Watercress, which was used as a medicine by Hippocrates about 2500 years ago, was a source of food that people consumed until the beginning of the 19th century. So much so that it is said to be the main food source of Roman soldiers due to its nutritional values and easy availability.

Watercress, which is part of the cruciferous group with chard, broccoli, arugula and Brussels sprouts, contains a very high nitrate level just like other cruciferous ones. It is reported by experts that a high amount of nitrate also increases athletic performance and lowers blood pressure. Two cups of watercress is only 7 calories and 1.6 g. The protein it contains shows that it is an ideal food for those who want to stay fit. Also in watercress, there are plenty of basic food sources such as K, C, A, E vitamins, calcium, magnesium, potassium, amine, riboflavin.

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