I wanted to make a case for watercress. I had one intention in thoughts, to try and persuade you to consume greater of this first-rate cruciferous veggie. Why? because watercress is very low calorie and has countless fitness blessings. Anti-growing older, most cancers combating residences, benefits vision…it doesn’t get an awful lot more healthy than this. You don’t agree with me? Then study right here you mis-believers!
but then I concept, what if I give you a scrumptious recipe for watercress instead?
you see, I interviewed multiple my buddies and now not a unmarried one become sure what the hell to do with watercress (besides garnishing plates in fancy eating place). properly, except my buddy man, but he’s British and over there they use watercress lots (mainly in sandwiches).
Watercress being a cruciferous greens has a slightly bitter flavor that a few may additionally discover off-setting. That’s why it’s better to pair it with something slightly sweet. Savoury + candy that’s when magic takes place.
And what if we give you a salad that has each watercress and berries in it? two superfoods in one dish; magic on top of magic, we’re getting into a magical place here.
To maintain things short – and in effort to keep away from transcendental rumblings – allow me just say that this salad is complete of flavors, colorings, and (as said above) fitness blessings. Plus you’ll make it in a cinch, 5 minutes tops.
when you have guest over and need to make an influence, than it will do the trick.
between the watercress, the berries and the balsamic-onion dressing (that you might as properly call French dressing, if you goal to sound more snobbish) you may brag about it for hours. Fancy stuff my buddies!
3 bunches (about 4 ½ cups) watercress, ends trimmed and roughly chopped
1 ½ cups blueberries
1 ½ cups strawberries, halved (or quartered)
3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon water
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
½ teaspoon raw organic honey (or maple syrup)
½ small red onion, minced
In a small bowl combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, water, salt, honey and onion. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
In a large salad bowl place the watercress, top with blueberries, strawberries and chia seeds (if using).
Drizzle with dressing and gently toss to combine. Serve immediately.
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