Avocados, radishes and scallions top this watercress and radicchio salad recipe with a fish-sauce-spiked dressing to make a vibrant spring salad. Consider shaking up some extra dressing to toss with your salads throughout the week. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015

Grace Young


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  • To hard-boil eggs, place in a small saucepan and cover with 1 inch of water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling. Cut into quarters.

  • Combine watercress (or arugula), radicchio, avocado, radishes and onions (or scallions) in a salad bowl. Add the eggs. Combine lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, jalapeno, garlic and oil in a jar; cover and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; total fat 11.6g 18% DV; saturated fat 2.4g; cholesterol 149mg 50% DV; sodium 324mg 13% DV; potassium 487mg 14% DV; carbohydrates 10.6g 3% DV; fiber 3.7g 15% DV; sugar 4g; protein 7.5g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iu 1260IU; vitamin c 25mg; folate 76mcg; calcium 81mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 30mg; thiaminmg; added sugar 3g.

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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 2 stars
Question - brown sugar... Does the brown sugar serve a purpose other than sweetness? If not I'd like to use a sweetener instead... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The dressing is so tasty and easy to make! I had never used fish sauce in a recipe. The dressing has a smoky flavor and is very flavorfull. Great salad! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delightful salad! I subbed out the watercress for arugula and soy sauce for the fish sauce. I was really happy with this pungent salad and shockingly so was the family! I served it with some leftover grilled chicken. Very tasty! Pros: Healthy Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Flavorful helpful filling This was a fun salad to make. Very healthy and full of flavor almost like something you'd expect from a restaurant. Very filling once you add eggs and/or some other protein--I topped mine with a crab cake. Pros: Healthy and has lots of different veggies Cons: You'll probably need to buy fish sauce and sesame oil Read More