Zucchini-and-Watercress Soup -D A Recipe

Looking for an easy Zucchini-and-Watercress Soup -D A recipe? Learn how to make Zucchini-and-Watercress Soup -D A using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by amydrummond

Makes 4 servings



Sophie Dahl likes eating peppery watercress in the spring and has figured out a way to highlight its bright flavor in this silky soup. A single tablespoon of cream gives the vivid green soup a touch of richness. From Food & Wine: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/zucchini-and-watercress-soup

Recipe Ingredients for Zucchini-and-Watercress Soup -D A

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 pinch of saffron threads (about 10), crumbled
1 pound zucchini, coarsely chopped
3 cups vegetable broth
8 ounces watercress, chopped
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch pepper

Recipe Directions for Zucchini-and-Watercress Soup -D A

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the chopped onion and saffron threads and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, 7 minutes. Add the zucchini and chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Cook over low heat until the zucchini is tender, 10 minutes. Add the watercress and cook for 5 minutes longer.

  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the onion, zucchini and watercress to a blender. Add the cream and 1/2 cup of the stock and puree until smooth. Return the puree to the saucepan and season with salt and pepper. Gently rewarm the soup and ladle into bowls.

Categories

Vegetables, Soup, Simmer, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 374.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
103
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
648mg
27%
Potassium
668mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
7.0g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
3.3g
Protein
6.6g
Vitamin A 42% Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 10% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement