Monday, January 08, 2007

Quick Watercress Soup

This is a quick and simple soup which can be make in minutes, using watercress which is low in fat and yet a powerful source of nutrients.

Preparation: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 4-6)
° 200g watercress
° 5-6 dried kelps in knot or 1 ear corn, cut into 4-6 pieces
° 1 carrot, peeled and diced
° 1 slice ginger
° 4-6 seedless red dates (optional)
° 1.5 litres water
° salt, to taste
° pepper, to taste

1. Place the kelps/corn, carrot, ginger, red dates and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Add in watercress and turn off the heat when it boils. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls and serve immediately.

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