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.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
4 large eggs
4 cups trimmed watercress or arugula (about 4 ounces)
2 cups torn radicchio (1-inch pieces)
1 small avocado, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup sliced radishes
½ cup thinly sliced spring onions or scallions
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeño
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
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.
169 calories;12 g fat(2 g sat); 4 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 76 mcg folate; 149 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 1,260 IU vitamin A; 25 mg vitamin C; 81 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 324 mg sodium; 487 mg potassium
Vitamin C (42% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv)
Question - brown sugar...
Does the brown sugar serve a purpose other than sweetness? If not, I'd like to use a sweetener instead...
June 13, 2015
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!
April 27, 2015
By: EatingWell User
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!
March 13, 2015
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