Watercress and pear soup

Now this is an interesting one! I was very sceptical to try it at first, but all of my other green soups turned out very good, so I finally made this one and wasn’t disappointed. This sweet and zesty, green and gooey soup will be perfect during summer. It’s nutritious,  tastes delicious, low calorie and very easy to make with just 2 main ingredients.

Important thing is not to overcook it. The vegetable stock should be hot enough for watercress to wilt and for pears to soften, then it’s ready. No need to boil it.

For 2 servings:


2 bunches (packets) of watercress, leaves and stalks (approx. 300g total), washed
2 ripe conference pears, washed and sliced
600 ml vegetable stock
1 lime
2 tbsp soy cream
Ground white pepper

  1. Place watercress and pears in a large pan, pour the hot stock over, cover and simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes. Or just let it stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Cool, then blend in blender or food processor.
  3. Prepare two bowls, cut the lime in half and squeeze half a lime in each bowl. Pour soup over and mix well. Sprinkle with white pepper and add one tablespoon on soy cream in each bowl. Draw a swirl if you like 🙂

Enjoy it with wholemeal baguette.

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