Monday, April 15, 2013

watercress, blueberry & avocado salad

Delicate and powerful. Bitter and sweet. Pairing watercress with blueberries just seemed kind of natural. Their contrasting flavors compliment one another, and avocado makes a nice bridge.

I had no idea how nutritious watercress was! I did a bit of research and lifted some information from this site. "This green contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K. The mineral content includes calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper, and zinc. It also contains fiber, folic acid, antioxidants, and carotenes. These nutrients occur in higher quantities in watercress than they do in broccoli, tomatoes, and apples."

big handful of watercress
small handful of blueberries
1/3 of an avocado
drizzle of safflower oil, white wine vinegar, pinch of salt and black pepper
would have been nice to have some toasted walnuts, but I couldn't wait!

This salad made a great tide-me-over-til-dinner time lunch, after an afternoon spent at the Rollins Spring Fest.

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