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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 131.5
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.8 mg
  • Sodium: 357.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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Paleo Watercress Soup

Submitted by: PRNCSSPTCHWRK
Paleo Watercress Soup

Introduction

When I was much younger a few times a week my Dad and I would go and check out the nature around our house in the Buffalo Mountains. My favorite question was (and still is) 'Can I eat it?'.
Besides the summer-sweet berries my favorite was always 'Watercrispies' with their peppery/mineral flavor that practically shouted their boasts of health. I could never get enough.
A recent trip down to the creek here at peak season for 'Watercrispies' (early May) yielded quite a good haul so I decided to see what Julia Child had to say about Watercress Soup. This is my Paleo-Friendly answer to that recipe.
When I was much younger a few times a week my Dad and I would go and check out the nature around our house in the Buffalo Mountains. My favorite question was (and still is) 'Can I eat it?'.
Besides the summer-sweet berries my favorite was always 'Watercrispies' with their peppery/mineral flavor that practically shouted their boasts of health. I could never get enough.
A recent trip down to the creek here at peak season for 'Watercrispies' (early May) yielded quite a good haul so I decided to see what Julia Child had to say about Watercress Soup. This is my Paleo-Friendly answer to that recipe.

Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 Tbsp Butter
    1 Medium White Onion - Chopped
    5 Stalks of Celery - Chopped
    1.5 Cups of Radishes - Chopped
    1 Cup Cauliflower
    2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
    2 Tbsp Lemon Verbena
    2 Tsp Coriander
    2 Tsp Basil
    1 (32 oz) Carton of Organic Chicken Stock
    1 (13.66 oz) Can of Organic Coconut Milk (full fat if-you-please)
    6 Packed Cups of fresh Watercress Leaves and tender Stem
    1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
    3/4 Tsp Sea Salt



Directions

Chop Radishes, Onion and Celery
Saute in 1 Tbsp of Butter
Add Herbs (Lemon Verbena, Coriander, Basil) and let steam
Add 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Add Coconut Milk and Chicken Stock
Cook until Radishes and Cauliflower are done and fork-tender
Add 4 1/2 well-packed cups of Watercress (saving 1 1/2 cups for garnish)
Allow to simmer and wilt
Add 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder to the soup
Process soup until smooth (being careful not to slosh - it can burn and hurt!)
Return to the pot to simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes
Add 3/4 tsp Salt
Ladle bowls-full and allow to cool a little
Chop remaining Watercress and garnish each bowl liberally.
Red pepper flakes add a flair to the palate and the eye.


Serving Size: Makes 10 (1 cup) Servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PRNCSSPTCHWRK.






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