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Wholesome Winter Pea and Watercress Soup (Dairy-Free)

6 servings


  • 1 large onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 zucchini
  • 30 oz frozen peas
  • 3 oz watercress
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Peel and crush the garlic and set aside. Leaving crushed or minced garlic for at least 5-10 minutes after crushing helps maximize its health-protective effects.
  • While health-promoting compounds are forming in crushed garlic, wash and trim the zucchini, and cut it into chunks.
  • Peel and chop the onion, and sweat it, together with the minced garlic, in 2-3 tablespoons of chicken or vegetable stock in a stock pot.
  • Add the zucchini chunks and pour in the rest of the stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for until the zucchini chunks are just cooked, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the frozen peas and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the watercress and simmer for another minute.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes. Process with a hand-held blender until smooth. Season with salt.