This was my first time trying watercress and may I say that I can see why the English like it so well. It tastes great and is fun to eat! I think this would make a nice topping to a sandwich in place of the usual lettuce, too!
Watercress is only 4 calories per cup and is packed with isothiocyanates, which may help prevent cancer by ridding the body of carcinogens.
This is another great recipe from the library book I found entitled, "Eating in Color" by Frances Largeman-Roth.
serves 4 ( 2 points +)
- 1 bunch watercress ( about 4 c.)
- 1/2 green apple, sliced thinly
- 1 stalk celery, diced small
- 1/4 c. low-fat buttermilk
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
- 1/2 T. lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. honey
Place watercress on a platter. Top with apple and celery.
In a blender, combine remaining ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over salad.