James Carrier
YieldsMakes 6 servings
AuthorMike Davis
Notes: This salad is also beautiful with multicolored cherry tomatoes. Any fresh chèvre (goat cheese) works well in this salad. PREP TIME: 25 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a bowl, mix vinegar, shallot, and honey. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in 1/3 cup olive oil and whisk until mixture is thick and emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add watercress and mix to coat with dressing.

Step 2
2

Lift watercress from dressing and spread equally on six salad plates. Arrange tomatoes around watercress and set a chunk of cheese alongside. Sprinkle salads lightly with more salt and pepper, and drizzle tomatoes and cheese with a little more olive oil.

Ingredients

 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
 2 tablespoons minced shallot
 1 tablespoon honey
  About 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  Salt and pepper
 10 ounce watercress (2 bunches), rinsed and stemmed
 2 cups cherry tomatoes (about 10 oz.; see notes), rinsed, stemmed, and halved
 8 ounces fresh sheep's- and/or goat's-milk cheese (see notes)

Directions

Step 1
1

In a bowl, mix vinegar, shallot, and honey. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in 1/3 cup olive oil and whisk until mixture is thick and emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add watercress and mix to coat with dressing.

Step 2
2

Lift watercress from dressing and spread equally on six salad plates. Arrange tomatoes around watercress and set a chunk of cheese alongside. Sprinkle salads lightly with more salt and pepper, and drizzle tomatoes and cheese with a little more olive oil.

Tomato, Fresh Cheese, and Watercress Salad