Vietnamese Pork & Watercress Soup

Lunch / Dinner

Vietnamese Pork & Watercress Soup

This Vietnamese Pork and Watercress Soup tastes complex, but is utterly straightforward to make.


4 servings

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Good To Know

Watercress is native to Asia (and Europe) so it’s not surprising to find it throughout Asian recipes.


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high; add shallots, sauté until softened, 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and ginger; sauté until softened, 3 minutes.

Add pork and cook, stirring to break up pork, until browned, 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Transfer pork mixture to a bowl; discard drippings. Return pork mixture to saucepan.

Add broth and fish sauce; bring to a boil. Stir in watercress until wilted; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 367

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28g 43%

Saturated Fat 9g 45%

Cholesterol 82mg 27%

Sodium 854mg 35%

Carbs 6g 2%

Protein 23g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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