Recipe Summary

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings

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Watercress Soup with Lemon Cream
This recipe serves:   
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 large onion, chopped
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
2 small Russet potatoes
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup chopped, fresh parsley
about 1 quart low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
6 cups watercress leaves
juice of 1/2 lemon
3 tablespoons non-fat sour cream

Cooking Instructions
1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over low-medium heat. Add the celery and onion, season lightly with salt and pepper, and cook for 10 minutes.

2. Peel and slice the potatoes and add them to the pot. Add the bay leaf, parsley and broth and bring to a boil quickly over high heat.

3. Lower the heat and simmer until the vegetables are completely tender, about 15 minutes.

4. Add the watercress and remove from heat.

5. Blend the lemon juice and sour cream together and set aside.

6. Remove the bay leaf and puree the soup in a blender. Strain and adjust the salt and pepper.

7. Serve the soup in bowls with a dollop of lemon sour cream.

Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 6
Per Serving
Calories 91 Carbohydrate 15 g
Fat 2 g Fiber 3 g
Protein 5 g Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 205 mg    


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