This easy Asian watercress soup has a slightly bitter taste, with some subtle sweetness. The combination of tender watercress leaves, red dates, carrots, ginger, and a drizzle of sesame oil is both unique and flavorful. Pair this soup with a bowl of white rice for a filling meal.

Watercress Soup [Vegan]

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Serves

2

Cooking Time

20

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of watercress, washed
  • 1 tablespoon of goji berries, washed
  • 6 red dates, washed
  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Pepper, to taste
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Preparation

  1. Heat water in a pot and add the red dates and goji berries.
  2. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat. Add ginger, carrots, pinch of salt, and lightly fry for 1 minute. Then transfer into the pot of water.
  3. Add salt, pepper, vegetable broth, and sesame oil.
  4. Add watercress and simmer for 15 minutes over medium-low heat.
  5. Serve immediately.
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