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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 226.1
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.0 mg
  • Sodium: 234.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g

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Old Fashioned Watercress Soup

Submitted by: CELTIC_WITCH
Old Fashioned Watercress Soup

Introduction

Legend has it that a diet of watercress enabled St Brendan to like to the ripe old age of 180. Legend has it that a diet of watercress enabled St Brendan to like to the ripe old age of 180.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3 Tbs butter
    3 oz potatoes
    8 oz leeks (white only)
    2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
    1 cup milk
    2 bunches watercress

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Directions

Slice the leeks & sauté in butter in a heavy pot on medium heat. Peel & chop potatoes & add to leeks. Add salt & pepper to taste (so light on both) and give a good stir. Pour in the stock, bring to a boil, cover & cook until the vegetables are soft (about 20 minutes). Remove the coarser stems from the watercress and chop the rest, leaving a few sprigs for garnish. Add to the pot & cook uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes. Don’t over cook or watercress will lose color. Puree in a blender, return to pot, add milk & reheat slowly. Adjust seasonings. Serve decorated with reserved springs of watercress.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CELTIC_WITCH.






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