Add this leafy vegetable to salads, appetizers, main dishes and more. Explore the flavor that watercress recipes offer in these delicious dishes.
Goat Cheese and Strawberry Grilled CheeseTart, tangy, sweet, and with a bite of crunch, this sandwich has it all. The watercress provides a nice balance to the sweet berries and creamy goat cheese.
Orange, Fennel and Watercress SaladThis 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.
Lucky Black-eyed Pea SaladPeppery 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.
Puree of Watercress SoupThe 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.
Watercress CanapésWatercress 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.
Halibut with Watercress PestoYou 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.
Smoked Trout and Watercress Tea SandwichesThese 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.
Roasted Potatoes with Tangy Watercress SauceAdd 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.
Seared Beef Tenderloin Mini Sandwiches with Mustard-Horseradish SauceWatercress provides a perfect platform for the reich beef-and-cheese topper to this open-faced sandwich.
Chicken Salad PitasA bunch of watercress adds a welcome crunch to this creamy chicken salad recipe. When served on a platter, these pint-sized pita pockets are almost too cute to enjoy.
Roast Beef Sandwiches with Watercress SlawDoctor packaged angel hair slaw to create a hearty roast beef sandwich that's perfect for a quick no-cook dinner.
Beef, Watercress, and Peach Salad with Lime VinaigretteCrisp watercress plays nicely with savory beef, sweet peaches, and the tart vinaigrette on this main dish salad recipe.