Delicious recipe for creamy Watercress and Bacon Soup, perfect for lunch or a light dinner

20ml margarine
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
600ml chicken stock
4 x waxy potatoes
1 sachet potato bake – Bacon & Onion
300ml milk
315ml cold water
1 bunch watercress, chopped
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

How To
Sauté onion and garlic in margarine over a med-high heat until soft.

Add chicken stock and sliced potatoes and simmer until the potatoes are cooked.

Mix the potato bake – Bacon & Onion packet contents with a little cold milk to make a smooth paste and add the remaining milk.

Add this to the potatoes, along with the cold water and watercress.

Bring to the boil and simmer uncovered for 7-8 minutes.

Liquidise when cool and season with salt and pepper.

Serve hot or chilled with crispy bacon bits and a swirl of cream.

Recipe provided by Potato Nation. Visit their website for novel potato based recipes developed by some of South Africa’s well-respected chefs and foodies. They also supply nutritional information that has been verified and scientifically proven by registered dieticians.

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