Food & Craft

Herb & Potato Soup


  • 2oz butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1lb fresh herbs such as watercress, parsley, chervil, marjoram or lovage
  • 1lb potatoes, peeled, diced and rinsed
  • 2 pints vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

I was a bit suspicious on seeing this recipe for the first time, but having tried it I was bowled over by the flavours. Pick a tasty potato that can compete with the herbs.

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Serves: 6


  1. Melt the butter and gently soften the onion without browning.

  2. Roughly chop the herbs and stir into the onion with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cover and sweat for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add the potatoes and 1/2 pint of the stock, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the remainder of the stock and simmer for another 5 minutes, until the potato can be mashed into the soup.

  5. Stir well, taste for seasoning and serve.

Serve with fresh bread and butter, or herby croutons if you're feeling particularly herby.


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