Broccoli | Watercress | Soup

Broccoli and Watercress Soup

Broccoli can be used to make a tasty soup. With this soup, I have added some watercress, which adds a peppery taste to the soup. And watercress is a fantastic addition to many soups. I have used the florets of the broccoli head. The stems can be used but tend to leave stringy pieces in the soup. If using the stems, the soup will have to be strained.

What Is Broccoli?

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, and when prepared, it looks like “little trees”. It’s in the same family as other superfoods, like kale, cabbage and collard greens. in addition to great taste when prepared correctly, it can also offer a very wide range of health benefits, some of which are only now being discovered.


  1. Spanish Onion x 1/2
  2. Garlic Cloves x 2
  3. Broccoli x 1 Head
  4. Vegetable Stock x 500ml (Fresh or Stock Cube)
  5. Watercress x Small Bunch

Steps To Cooking The Broccoli And Watercress  Soup

Preparing The Ingredients

  1. Peel and cut the onion into a chunky dice
  2. Peel and break the garlic down (crushed, sliced or grated)
  3. Cut the florets from the stem of the broccoli
  4. Make ready 500 ml of vegetable stock (freshly made or a stock cube)
  5. A small bunch of watercress was picked and washed
  6. Salt (optional)

Cooking The Ingredients

  1. Take a small size pot or pan and heat on medium heat with a little oil
  2. Add the onions and cook off for 2 minutes
  3. Drop in the garlic and cook for 1 minute
  4. Add the broccoli florets and stir for 1 minute
  5. Pour in the vegetable stock bring to a boil and simmer until the broccoli is cooked
  6. Add the watercress and cook for 1 minute

Finishing The Broccoli And Watercress Soup

  1. Take the cooking pan from the heat 
  2. Blend the soup until it has a smooth consistency
  3. Taste and add salt/pepper as your taste needs