Watercress – # 1 Ranked Nutritious Veggie

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Meet the Top Veggie Power Star – Watercress

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Watercress – The Super Star

As purchased at a supermarket

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Bouquet of Fresh Watercress

Watercress as it looks coming out of the bag

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Protein-Rich Thick Lentil Tortilla Bowls with Peppery Watercress

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Protein-Rich Thick Lentil Tortilla Bowls with Peppery Watercress

Nutrition: #1 Veggie Power Star – Watercress
Food Trends: Served in a Bowl

About the Recipe:  Making a lentil soup thicker adds a really rich texture.  This recipe blends lightly spiced chili flavors with the vegetables and lentils.  A sprinkling of fresh crumbled Mexican cheese, pickled red peppers, and peppery watercress adds a refreshing flavor.  A big trend this year will be meals in a bowl. This one is fun since you can even eat the bowl.

pdf for Copy of Recipe -Protein-Rich Thick Lentil Tortilla Bowls with Peppery Watercress

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Go Green Country Field Salad

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Go Green Country Field Salad

Nutrition: Featuring #1 Veggie Power Star – Watercress

About the Recipe:  Light, refreshing and full of field greens.  The salad is easy to make, using all those fresh green veggies in your refrigerator.  Toss with a lemon dressing, garnish with a few slices of boiled eggs, and sprinkle with a touch of paprika for color.

Recipe inspired by: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Crunchy-Spring-Salad

Cook’s Note:  You can use any of your favorite lettuce leaves or other greens for this salad.  It’s a mix, toss, and serve salad.

pdf for Copy of Recipe – Go Green Country Field Salad

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Open Faced – Egg Salad Sandwich with Watercress

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Open Faced – Egg Salad Sandwich with Watercress

Nutrition: Features #1 Veggie Power Star –  Watercress

About the Recipe:  Enhance your favorite egg salad by adding a bed of the number one vitamin dense veggie, watercress.  The leaves are bright green with a light peppery flavor and perfect to brighten the flavor of this sandwich.

Cook’s Note:  You can purchase watercress in bunches in the produce department. You will need to remove the leaves from their long stems. The leaves are also now available in bags in the produce department. Toasted bread can also be used for the recipe.

For More Information:  See http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Knife-and-Fork-Egg-Salad-Sandwiches-with-Chives

pdf for Copy of Recipe -Open Faced Egg Salad Sandwich with Watercress

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