Watercress is part of the cruciferous family to which kale and broccoli belong. It's got a spicy taste, so if you're a fan of arugula, you'll love watercress. A warehouse of antioxidants, it delivers vitamins A, C, K and more. And it makes the perfect swap for lettuce in a simple salad.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 8 ounces watercress, rinsed, patted dry and trimmed if needed
Yield: 4 servings
Like cress, dandelion greens are also nutrient-rich. They're a good source of vitamins A and K, calcium and iron. Wash them carefully, rinsing in all the nooks and crannies. Dandelions have a bitter flavor, so this recipe includes cheese for a more mellow flavor.
Simple Dandelion Saute
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound dandelion greens, washed, trimmed and patted dry
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Yield: 4 side servings