Pea and Watercress Soup Recipe

Cooking time
'
Nr of servings
6
Difficulty Level
Pea and Watercress Soup Recipe

Peas and watercress going perfectly. Serve cold for a refreshing summer treat or heat it for something to warm you up in the winter.Logo Thanks to Yes Peas !
Cooking time
'
Nr of servings
6
Difficulty Level

Ingredients

30 
g 
butter
1 
large onion, peeled and finely diced
1 
clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped (optional)
3 
ripe pears, peeled, core removed and chopped
1 
litre 
vegetable stock
500 
g 
frozen peas
Birds Eye Garden peas 800g
80 
g 
watercress
Sea salt and black pepper

Method

  1. Add the butter to a large heavy based saucepan.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and pears and cook them gently. Cook for approximately 2 minutes, or until the onion is looking about to turn brown.
  3. Add the vegetable stock and peas. Then, simmer for 5 minutes while adding in the watercress. Stir as you add the watercress. Save a couple of sprigs of watercress to be added as a garnish when serving.
  4. Adjust the seasoning with sea salt and black pepper, blending until the soup is smooth.
  5. Finally add a little creme fraiche and a sprig or two of watercress on top.

Serving tip

If you are looking for a healthier option then you can swap the butter for olive oil and use reduced-fat creme fraiche. You can also swap the stock cubes for low sodium stock cubes.

Info per serving

KCal
Fat (g)
Sat.fat (g)
Sugar (g)
Salt (g)
Nutritional Information
231
13.7
8.6
13.7
2.6
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.