Orange, Fennel and Watercress Salad Recipe This fresh Orange, Fennel and Watercress Salad is a tasty and healthy way to round out a meal. Can't find blood oranges? Don't sweat it—regular oranges work just fine in this salad.
3 of 13Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad
Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad Recipe Peppery watercress fills in for traditional greens. January is peak season for fresh Chilean peaches—ripen at room temp in a brown paper bag until fragrant and juicy.
4 of 13Jim Franco
Puree of Watercress Soup
Puree of Watercress Soup Recipe The secret to keeping this soup a beautiful bright green is to add the watercress and parsley in the last step. You could also make this soup with spinach or sorrel instead of watercress.
5 of 13Photo: Jennifer Davick
Watercress Canapés Recipe Watercress acts as the glue to hold these decadent appetizers together. Blended with the cream cheese mixture, the leaves add a delicate flavor and hint of color.
6 of 13James Carrier
Halibut with Watercress Pesto
Halibut with Watercress Pesto Recipe You can use the coarse watercress stems and any flawed leaves in this peppery pesto. Besides fish, it also complements chicken, sliced cucumbers, and goat cheese.
7 of 13Oxmoor House
Smoked Trout and Watercress Tea Sandwiches
Smoked Trout and Watercress Tea Sandwiches Recipe These delicate finger sandwiches are filled with a creamy smoked trout spread accented with lemon zest, capers, and dill. The spicy watercress offsets the salty, smoky trout while the very thin white bread slices keep the focal point on the star attraction.
8 of 13Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Roasted Potatoes with Tangy Watercress Sauce
Roasted Potatoes with Tangy Watercress Sauce Recipe Add watercress, basil, and mint to a yogurt base for a fragrant, fresh-tasting sauce you can make up to 2 days ahead. Serve this versatile dish alongside chicken, beef, or lamb. You can also use the sauce as a dip for vegetables.