Orange & Watercress Salad
- Serves: 2 to 4
- Active Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
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Step 1: Making the Vinaigrette• 1 large orange
• 1 tbsp champagne or white wine vinegar
• sea salt (to taste)
• freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
• 2 to 3 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
To make the vinaigrette, first segment the orange. Once done, squeeze the excess juice into a bowl.
Heat a small frying pan over medium-high heat and add the juice. Let the juice simmer and reduce until a syrup-like consistency is reached. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly. Then add the vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil. Whisk and then set aside while you prepare the greens.
Step 2: Preparing and Assembling the Salad• 2 1/2 cups watercress (approx.)
• 2 1/2 cups butter lettuce (approx.)
Before you assemble the salad make sure the greens are washed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces.
Make sure the vinaigrette is well mixed before drizzling a bit at a time over the greens. Gently toss to make sure everything is lightly coated. To finish, add the orange segments, toss again and serve.
- by Joe Girard
- July 18, 2008
This simple, but flavorful, salad makes a healthy and refreshing side. For a complete and satisfying meal, try paring it with a delicious grilled steak or pan-fried chicken breast. For a bit of crunch, try adding 1 to 2 tbsp of slivered almonds.