A watercress salad is so delicious! It has the flavor in between arugula and spinach but with a small touch of pepper and mustard. Watercress is sold in bunches and most likely placed in water containers to prevent the leaves from wilting.
The fresh tender leaves of watercress can be damaged easily. My tip is to serve it as soon as you get it from the store. Rinse and serve it with a homemade salad dressing of vinegar and olive oil. The ratio can be two parts oil and one part vinegar. Add a little bit of dijon mustard, mix well and add salt and black pepper.
According to the USDA nutrient database, 1 cup of watercress provides only 4 calories and has 41 milligrams of calcium, 112 milligrams of potassium, 14 milligrams of vitamin C as well as other vitamins and minerals.
To prepare, wash the leaves thoroughly in cold water and rinse them well, repeat several times being careful not to damage the leaves. Meanwhile, chop any fruit you like such as oranges, apples, tangerines, add diced tomatoes, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
Another example is this watercress salad with avocado and pomegranate seeds with a vinaigrette. Enjoy and tell me if you like it!