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Meet the Top Veggie Power Star – Watercress
As purchased at a supermarket
Watercress as it looks coming out of the bag
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.
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.
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