Top Rated Watercress Recipes

This dish combines quinoa with the delicious flavor combination of sweet pears, tart pomegranate seeds, and peppery watercress.
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This month's superfood ingredient of watercress is popular for its versatility in cooking. Chef Qui whipped up a simple Watercress Fried Rice to help you use up the leftover rice from takeout. 
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Fuyu Persimmons
Although persimmons are best known for their contribution to desserts, one of my favorite ways to eat them is in salads. Their exotic flavor and delicate sweetness balance out the bitter greens marvelously. Add to that the cayenne-spiked lime vinaigrette and every bite of this salad is refreshing and tantalizing — a pure delight for the taste buds.
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Bibb Salad
The brightness of the lemon-mint dressing nicely balances out the slighty spicy bitterness of the watercress in this simple salad. Letting the salad sit for a few minutes before serving softens up the leaves as the lemony-mint dressing is soaked up. Blood oranges or any other type of citrus is a great addition for some added color. Try serving this dish with a simply cooked piece of white fish for a healthy, balanced meal.  Click here for Recipe SWAT Team: Healthy Greens.
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seared tri tip
With the Super Bowl just about a month away, it’s about time you start thinking about the delectable recipes you’re going to make. La Brea Bakery has some amazing game-day ideas that you’re going to love.
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Watermelon Fennel Watercress Smoothie
The peppery watercress combined with the sweet licorice flavor of the fennel and the refreshing watermelon makes a perfect warm-weather pick-me-up.Click here to see Smoothies for Clearer Skin.
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Pearl Barley Risotto with Watercress, Asparagus, and Pecorino
We know that the use of the word risotto here should be in big quotation marks. People get very protective about the rules of their culinary heritage. Yotam’s opinion about what is and what isn’t allowed to go into the making of hummus, for example, is as unwavering as an Italian chef’s rules for the ingredients list in a risotto. Disclaimers aside, making risotto with pearl barley adds bite and texture that work very well with the smooth, green watercress puree.Start with thick-stemmed asparagus for this, if you can: it’ll make it far easier to shave each spear with a vegetable peeler and get the ribbons you’re after. Don’t be put off from making this if asparagus is not in season, thin ribbons of zucchini — shaved raw with a vegetable peeler — work well as an alternative. One medium zucchini will be enough to produce about 6 ½ ounces/180 g of shaved ribbons.Reprinted with permission from NOPI by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully, copyright © 2015. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
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Roast Beef with Gorgonzola
This high-protein, high-fiber, open-faced sandwich goes easy on the carbs, which makes it a lunchtime go-to if you're looking to slim down or stay lean. Click here to see 11 Open-Faced Sandwiches for Summer.
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Perfect Omelette with Watercress and Roasted Mushrooms
Here's how to make a perfect, fluffy omelette for a crowd. Topped with watercress and roasted mushrooms, it's a complete breakfast or hearty brunch dish. Serve with a side of roasted potatoes and green beans for the perfect accompaniment. See all egg recipes. Click here to see the Mother's Day Brunch in Bed story.
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Celeriac and Apple Salad with Watercress
Celeriac (also called celery root or knob celery) might be one of the ugliest-looking vegetables you’ll ever lay your eyes on. A plant species in the family of common celery, celeriac is grown for its bulb rather than its stems, which are stringy and unpalatable. But beneath that scabby skin and those gnarly roots, celeriac hides an exquisitely perfumed white flesh. And although the root’s aroma is very pronounced, its flavor turns out to be quite delicate. Combined with the fragrant, sweet apples, the ambrosial Meyer lemon vinaigrette, and the spunky watercress, this salad wakes up the taste buds, and makes you (almost) forget that it’s midwinter.
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Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette
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The rich earthiness of porcini mushrooms is highlighted by grilling them to perfection and drizzling them with a subtle black truffle vinaigrette. This is a fantastic appetizer for mushroom lovers that's a real treat for the senses. See all salad recipes.
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Showing off a different way to incorporate watercress, Chef Qui’s recipe for January, Tinola Filipino Chicken Soup with Watercress and Chayote Squash will keep you warm throughout the winter.
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