A Twist to the Classic Watercress Soup

. April 5, 2010

The classic version of this soup calls for crème fraîche. Instead for a more detox version I substituted it with almond cream prepared with arrowroot which makes it easily digestable.  It thickens at low temperature. I took one teaspoon of arrowroot mixed it with cold water. Then added almond butter to some rice milk to the mixture.

Ingredients for 2
-  1/2 a bouquet of watercress
- 1 shallot
- 1 tbs unsalted butter
- 1  large potato, peeled and cut into coarse cubes
- lemon juice
- 1 leek( white part), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
-  1 cube of organic vegetable stock
- almond cream made with ( rice milk, almond butter and arrowroot)
- salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced shallot, thinly sliced leek and cubed potato. Cook and let the vegetables sweat for a couple of minutes. Then add  mixed 50 cl hot water and stock cube
and stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer,  partially covered until vegetables are tender. Add well washed watercress at the end and cook for another 2 minutes. Puree the soup. Add a little almond cream,  a squeeze of lemon juice  and serve!


Tricia O'Brien said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing! Tricia


Doria said...

Une belle version cette soupe de cresson !
Je te souhaite une très bonne soirée,
Bisous, Doria

Bromography said...

Interesting twist! Thanks for sharing

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Watercress ties with tomato for my absolute favourite soup. This is an interesting twist on the classic that I'd like to try. Love your presentation!

MagicWakame said...

Fantastic idea the almand cream! and still detox!!!! THANKS for the tip! i'll try it this next weekend. I love this idea.

Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking said...

Watercress soup is very much one of my favorite soups. I just made a really beautiful asparagus soup last week – very very good!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Thank you for this perfect twist to a wonderful soup!

Bon appetite!

Banquet Manager said...

Nice presentation.
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Amy B. said...

looks really good and tasty! perfect for the upcoming cold season, thanks for posting! keep it up :-)


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