Watercress Recipes

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Fennel and Watercress Salad

Rating: 4.69 stars
This salad would be a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table.
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Watercress and Crab Salad

Rating: 4.17 stars
This is a very fresh and delicious salad combining watercress and imitation crab in a light vinaigrette dressing.

Watercress Soup

Rating: 4.35 stars
A delightful, semi-creamy soup with the nice, peppery taste of fresh watercress. This pureed soup will titillate your taste buds.

Seared Ahi Tuna with Watercress, Chile, and Ginger Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars
This Thai influenced tuna steak with a light and aromatic salad is ideal for summer.

Pork Tofu with Watercress and Bean Sprouts

Rating: 3.17 stars
Tofu and watercress are a great, flavorful combination, and a wholesome one, too! My teenage boys who don't like greens actually love this dish. Red chile garlic paste can be substituted for the ground black pepper.

Watercress Pesto

Rating: 4.64 stars
Watercress pesto: great with pasta and salads too!

Cobb Salad with Brown Derby French Dressing

Rating: 3 stars
A great main dish salad recipe that has a pleasing presentation. Serve with crusty bread for a filling meal.

Classic German Side Salad

This salad is served in most restaurants in Germany as a side salad ("kleiner gruener Salat"). It's a mixture of leafy greens with a simple cream dressing.

Salmon en Croute with Watercress

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is a fillet of salmon on a bed of herby cream cheese and watercress, wrapped in puff pastry.

Cucumber and Watercress Sandwich Appetizers

Rating: 3 stars
These little sandwiches make great appetizers. A delicious cucumber spread and watercress provide the filling.

Smoked Salmon & Watercress Salad With Red Onion-Caper Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.53 stars
Start with a salad of smoked salmon and watercress. Try to buy the commercial bagged watercress that already has been cleaned to speed things along, or you may substitute other mixed salad greens. (I like to make sure there are some bitter ones, such as radicchio and arugula, along with milder greens, such as butter lettuce or baby spinach.) Also, because this is such a simple salad, all the ingredients should be top-quality. So spring for the best smoked salmon you can find.

Inspiration and Ideas

Asian-Style Watercress Soup

Think of it as an egg drop soup with watercress, quite nice.

Watercress Soup II

Rating: 4.25 stars

Watercress is a very fresh flavor, as well as being very nutritious. This soup is a great way to enjoy both!