Chilled watercress soup with dressed Asian pear and garden peas

servings4
25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150g of unsalted butter
  • 2 onions, peeled and finely sliced
  • 6 bunches of watercress leaves
  • 200ml of milk
  • 700ml of water
  • 1 asian pear
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp of fresh peas
  • salt
  • black pepper

Method

1
Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent. Add the watercress (reserving some leaves for garnish), the milk and 700ml cold water to the pan and bring to the boil
  • 150g of unsalted butter
  • 2 onions
  • 6 bunches of watercress leaves
  • 200ml of milk
  • 700ml of water
2
Once boiled, remove from the heat. Ladle the mixture into a food processor and liquidise until smooth. Season with salt and pepper
  • salt
  • black pepper
3
Peel the pear, remove the core then cut into fine strips and dress with the lemon juice and sugar
  • 1 asian pear
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
4
Boil the peas for 2-3 minutes then drain
  • 4 tbsp of fresh peas
5
Serve the soup either hot or cold, and garnish with the peas, dressed Asian pear and a few watercress leaves