What can we say about watercress? Well, watercress is a wonderfully nutrient-dense super food that is high in antioxidants, beneficial for heart health, fights against osteoporosis, boosts immune function, protects eye health, and even aids in weight loss. What more could you want? How about a quick and easy watercress soup recipe which also incorporates our favorite souper food, bone broth! This recipe comes from Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet, written by our friend Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND.
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|8 cups TFC Organic Chicken Bone Broth||Pinch of ground cumin|
|Sea salt, to taste||1" piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped|
|2 cups fresh baby spinach||2 cups fresh watercress, chopped|
|2 cloves garlic, chopped||½ cup fresh parsley, chopped|
|1 tsp fresh turmeric, chopped or ½ tsp ground||2-3 scallions, white & green parts, minced|
|Pinch of cardamom||Pinch of ground red pepper|
|1-2 drops chili oil (see notes) or toasted sesame oil (optional)|
In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine the broth, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cardamom, red pepper, cumin, and salt and bring to a boil.
Immediately reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes.
Add the spinach, watercress, parsley, and scallions.
Remove from the heat and serve with the chili oil, if using.
If you use chili oil, be sure its only ingredients are olive oil, chili peppers, and seasonings. You can also add a few drops of coconut aminos if you like the flavor of soy sauce.
Add 1 cup cooked, chopped chicken meat.
Add 6 eggs. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl. After adding the spinach, watercress, and scallions to the soup, pour in the eggs in a very slow, steady stream, whisking constantly. Remove the pot from the heat and toss in the scallions and chili oil. Cover the pot and wait for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the eggs have set.