Liz’s super-soups – Fresh Pea and Watercress Soup

Liz’s super-soups – week three.

Serves 4 Prep: 10mins Cooking: 10mins

Per serving: 136 calories, 5.0g fat, 1.1g saturates, 14.3g carbohydrate, 9.3g protein, 7.6g fibre, 0.27g salt

Contains and over a third of the RDA for vitamin C and folic acid, and also counts as two of your 5-A-DAY


1 tbsp olive oil

2 leeks, sliced

400g frozen peas

600ml vegetable stock

1 sprig of fresh mint

1 (100g) pack watercress

150ml semi skimmed milk


1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the leeks and sauté for 3mins or until soft. Add the peas and stock and slowly bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 5 mins or until the peas are tender.

2. Add the watercress and simmer for a further 2 mins.2 Transfer to a blender, add the milk and whizz until just smooth or longer if you prefer a smoother soup. Gently reheat before serving.

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