Watercress velouté : Simply green

This is a basic recipe :  Serve as you like with Salmon, bacon, toasts topped with melted cheese or simply crème fraîche…  don’t forget a glass of crisp white wine!



Ingredients for 4:

  • 500 ml  vegetable stock
  • 1 spoon butter
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 bunches of watercress, washed & chopped (including tender stems)
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  •  Crème fraîche



  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter , add the shallots, the potatoes and cook until soft . Add the hot stock, bring to a boil then add watercress. Season with salt & pepper. Lower the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
  2. In a blender, purée the soup until ” velouté”. Pour into bowls and add a spoon of crème fraîche. Serve immediately.



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