Fresh cress, potatoes and healthy spinach are the foundation of this dreamy and creamy cress soup. The trick is to sauté the cress and potatoes first to create a subtle flavour of roasted vegetables.  For cooking, you can choose between beef broth, which will make the cress soup heartier, or vegetable broth in case you prefer a vegetarian meal. You can also substitute the milk with almond or oat milk. Customise the dish by stirring in some of your favourite soup toppings such as roasted croutons, shredded cheese or chopped tomatoes.

Fresh cress, potatoes and healthy spinach are the foundation of this dreamy and creamy cress soup. You can customise the soup by stirring in some of your favourite toppings such as roasted croutons, shredded cheese or chopped tomatoes. #cress #potatoes #soup | countryhillcottage.com

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Fresh cress, potatoes and healthy spinach are the foundation of this dreamy and creamy cress soup. You can customise the soup by stirring in some of your favourite toppings such as roasted croutons, shredded cheese or chopped tomatoes. #cress #potatoes #soup | countryhillcottage.com

Cress Soup with Potatoes and Spinach

Instead of making this soup with cress and spinach, you can alternatively cook this soup with the same amounts of watercress and kale or silver beet (chard).

Prep Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 25 – 30 min

Yields: 4 – 6 servings

Materials

  • 80 g (1/3 cup / 4 tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 250 g (9 oz) fresh cress
  • 250 g (9 oz) potatoes, cut into slices
  • 200 g (7 oz) spinach, fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 1 l (4 cups + 3 tbsp) beef or vegetable broth
  • 250 ml (1 cup) whole or skimmed milk
  • 1 spring onion (green onion/scallion), cleaned, peeled and chopped
  • salt
  • black pepper

Instructions

1) Sauté the vegetables

In a large saucepan, melt the butter on low flame. Add the spring onion and sauté for 5 minutes until the spring onion becomes soft. Then add the cress and potatoes slices. Cook for 5 minutes on low heat while constantly stirring.

 

2) Add the broth and spinach

Pour in the broth and spinach and continue to cook for 20 minutes with the lid closed.

 

3) Finish the soup

Blitz the soup a few times to make it creamier. Add the milk and bring to a boil.  Then season with salt and pepper according to your taste. Serve the soup warm with a dollop of cream cheese, fresh cress, quinoa pops and sesame seeds.

Difficulty: easy

Materials: cresspotatoes, spinach

Fresh cress, potatoes and healthy spinach are the foundation of this dreamy and creamy cress soup. You can customise the soup by stirring in some of your favourite toppings such as roasted croutons, shredded cheese or chopped tomatoes. #cress #potatoes #soup | countryhillcottage.com
Fresh cress, potatoes and healthy spinach are the foundation of this dreamy and creamy cress soup. You can customise the soup by stirring in some of your favourite toppings such as roasted croutons, shredded cheese or chopped tomatoes. #cress #potatoes #soup | countryhillcottage.com
Fresh cress, potatoes and healthy spinach are the foundation of this dreamy and creamy cress soup. You can customise the soup by stirring in some of your favourite toppings such as roasted croutons, shredded cheese or chopped tomatoes. #cress #potatoes #soup | countryhillcottage.com

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