- You could eat an entire kilogram of watercress for a mere 110 calories – better still, a study recently found that eating 3 ounces daily increases levels of the cancer – fighting antioxidants lutein and betacarotene.
- OK, so that’s a lot of watercress, but it does mean it’s worth eating it as often as possible.
- I’m more entranced by its wild taste – dense, delicious and, it seems to me, the precise flavor I imagine when I think of green.
generous handful of watercress, washed and tough stems removed
1 orange, peeled and segmented
10 blanched almonds, roughly chopped
For the dressing:
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsps red wine vinegar
½ tsp honey
2 tsps rapeseed oil
2 tsps poppy seeds
salt and pepper
Combine the salad ingredients. Drizzle with dressing and serve.
- a handful of sliced chestnut mushrooms (add 5 calories)
- slivers of fennel, fennel seeds and sprigs of mint (add 3 calories)
- or swap the watercress for raw spinach or finely chopped kale, then add thin slices of red onion and 1 tsp pine nuts (add 34 calories)