Watercress Salad

Photo: Brown Cannon III

Its clean, peppery flavor makes watercress an ideal side for beef.

Yield: Serves 10 to 12
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Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 44
  • Calories from fat: 92%
  • Protein: 0.7g
  • Fat: 4.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.6g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 138mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 1 1/2 pounds watercress
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt


  1. Trim tough stems from watercress so you end up with 4 loosely packed qts. of leaves and tender stems. Transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle juice and oil over cress and sprinkle with salt to taste. Toss gently.
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