Amazing Watercress

Amazing Watercress by Kirsten Lovan

After tasting this salad I knew I needed to share the recipe…

First here are some stats on this leafy green.  Watercress is the most ancient of green vegetables known to man.  It can be traced back to the Persians, Greeks and Romans.  Some other interesting facts about this leafy green are it contains more calcium than milk, more vitamin C than an orange and more absorb-able iron than spinach.  It is truly nature’s multi-vitamin.  It is said to be an excellent cancer and disease preventing food due to it’s high vitamin and mineral content.  It is also a great vegetable for someone who suffers from asthma and bronchial infections and is said to be a blood purifier.  This will be a salad for the cold and flu season at my house for sure.  This recipe is a great one for children in a lunch box or as an afternoon snack.

One bunch of watercress ( rinse and chop, compost stems.)

2 large apples (sliced)

4 stalks celery (sliced)

1/2 c of dried cranberries

1/2 c of toasted (or raw) walnuts ( coarsely chopped)

mix apple juice and small amount of lemon (to keep the apples from turning brown)

lightly dress with the juice and enjoy.

*made by Debrah Lovan

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