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Watercress & Endive Salad

July/August 2008

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Watercress and Belgian endive are topped with fresh corn kernels, grated egg and a simple lemon vinaigrette for a stunning first-course salad.



READER'S COMMENT:
"The watercress is too strong a green for the dressing and the rest of the salad and it overpowered the rest. I would try it again with baby watercress, it might be better then. "
Watercress & Endive Salad Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, about 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups watercress, tough stems removed
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, (see Tip), grated through the large holes of a box grater
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 2 heads Belgian endive, trimmed and leaves separated
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Whisk lemon zest, lemon juice, oil and salt in a large bowl. Add watercress, egg and corn; toss to combine. To serve, arrange about 6 endive leaves on each salad plate in the shape of a star and top with about 1 cup of the salad. Season with pepper.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.

Nutrition

Per serving: 135 calories; 7 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 93 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 8 g protein; 9 g fiber; 250 mg sodium; 1007 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (140% daily value), Vitamin C (60% dv), Potassium (29% dv), Calcium (20% dv), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat



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