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Lemony Watercress Salad

8 Servings

Total Time
15 mins

A generous squeeze of Meyer lemon—more fragrant and less acidic than standard grocery store lemon—gives this simple salad a fresh boost.

 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 1 ½ tbsp freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
 Kosher salt
 Freshly ground pepper
 2 qts loosely packed watercress sprigs (snap off tough stems)

In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil and lemon juice and season generously with salt and pepper to taste. In a large bowl, gently toss watercress with about half of dressing, then add as much more dressing as you like.

Make ahead: Up to 1 day, the stemmed watercress and the dressing, chilled separately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 52Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.8g9%

Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 14mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 0.6g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Protein 0.8g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.