Watercress Soup

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Chicken soup isn’t the only soup. A watercress soup with veggies and fruits make a great soup too. It’s delicate, sublime and nutritious. It transports me to the countryside surrounded by green and flowers, feeling the air and the flavor of spring.


2 bunches of watercress
3 pears, cored, peeled and cut into chunks
1 leek, chopped
4 tablespoons of butter
8 ounces heavy cream
32 fluid ounces vegetable stock

In a soup pot, at low heat melt the butter. Add the leek and cook until it begins to soften. Add the pear and cook covered for few minutes also until tender. Add the watercress, vegetable stock and continue cooking for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the cream and puree in the blender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a piece of country bread.


  1. La hago pronto. A mi marido le va a encantar.

  2. hi, lola a good & a new soup recipe for me thanks.

  3. Thanks Lola, finally I made the soup and it turned out delicious, …By the way, I never have used pear when making soups, it adds an extra flavour that makes the soup very tasty, loved it,,,,,and the best: you can make it super fast!!!

  4. Judith Egri says:

    Querida Lola:
    Tu pagina “La Maison Du Monde” es muy amena, versatil, ligera ,explicativa ,bien ilustrada en fin me encanta ; te felicito y te deseo muchos exitos

  5. Dear Anabelle,
    I think coconut milk, rice milk or almond milk could be really good options.
    Let me know how it goes.

  6. Congratulations for the new site La Maison du Monde, I just love it!

    Will try your watercrest soup, but have a question, I can’t use heavy cream, what could you suggest instead?

    Wish you the best and keep on the good work!


  7. Watercress soup sounds and looks like a good way to welcome spring. At least I can have the soup if the season is delayed! So pretty.

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