Watercress Salad with Blue Cheese and Praline

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Watercress Salad with Blue Cheese and PralineRecipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
2 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


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1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of salt
Dash of dried tarragon
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Cooking spray
1 cup trimmed watercress
1 cup Boston lettuce leaves
1 tablespoon (1/4 ounce) crumbled blue cheese or feta cheese


To prepare dressing, combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.

To prepare praline, place sugar in a small skillet over medium heat, and cook until sugar dissolves, stirring as needed to dissolve sugar evenly. Stir in chopped walnuts, and cook over low heat 30 seconds or until golden. Remove from heat. Rapidly spread mixture onto foil coated with cooking spray. Cool completely; break into small pieces.

To prepare salad, combine watercress, lettuce, and blue cheese in a bowl; add dressing and praline, tossing well. Serve immediately.

Created date

July 1999

Nutritional Information

Calories 180
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Fat 6.8 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 2.1 g
Polyfat 3.1 g
Protein 3.6 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 280 mg
Calcium 58 mg