Watercress, Strawberry, Red Onion & Orange Salad

Description:

Watercress, Strawberry, Red Onion & Orange Salad

Ingredients:

This unexpected combination of sweet and savory flavors makes an exciting salad. The watercress is light and crunchy, a neutral backdrop for the more prounounced flavors of red onion, orange and strawberry.

Prepare:

1 head watercress (substitution option: 1/2 lb. Arugula)
1/2 red onion, sliced into very thin rings
1 blood orange, peeled and sliced into wedges
1 pint fresh strawberries, rinsed and quartered
Extra Virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp. orange juice
Freshly cracked black pepper
Salt

How to Serve:

Rinse and dry watercress and place in a large bowl, being careful not to bruise the leaves. Add the onion, orange and strawberries. Drizzle the mixture with olive oil and lightly toss to coat each piece. Squeeze lemon over the salad and toss again. Repeat with the orange juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Experiment:
Serve this on a salad plate with a whole strawberry or an orange wedge for garnish.

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