Avocado, Tomato and Watercress Salad

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I’ve eaten watercress since I was a kid, before I knew how good it was for you!  In fact, it was my favorite salad green growing up.  I later found out that watercress is a popular salad green in Puerto Rico, known as Berro in Spanish. My Mami always prepares a watercress salad with some chopped onion, and a drizzle of vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.  I add my own twist by adding in tomato and avocado.  Watercress is a bitter green, much like arugula, so it stands up well to pungent and acidic flavors.  The leafy tops and tender stems are all edible, so chop up and use the whole bunch when you buy it.   It’s also a great addition into sandwiches and wraps.  Some say watercress is a potent cancer-fighting superfood, so now there are even more reasons to include it in your diet.  Enjoy this recipe anytime you want a simple, fresh salad.  It’s a great option for a light summer meal, just serve with some grilled meat or seafood, some crusty bread, and a glass of wine.

ingredients1 bunch of watercress, roughly chopped, washed and spun dry
1-2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red onion, sliced into half moons
1 ripe hass avocado, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

directions

Roughly chop the watercress, so it’s easy to eat.  Wash it thoroughly and spin it dry with a salad spinner.

Chop the tomatoes into large chunks and slice the onion and avocado.

Layer the salad, with the watercress on the bottom.  Arrange the tomato, onion and avocado over the top of the watercress.

Dress the salad with the vinegar and olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.

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Avocado, Tomato and Watercress Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of watercress roughly chopped, washed and spun dry
  • 1-2 plum tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 red onion sliced into half moons
  • 1 ripe hass avocado peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop the watercress into bite sized pieces.
  2. Wash it thoroughly and spin it dry with a salad spinner.
  3. Chop the tomatoes into large chunks and slice the onion and avocado.
  4. Layer the salad, with the watercress on the bottom.
  5. Arrange the tomato, onion and avocado over the top of the watercress.
  6. Dress the salad with the vinegar and olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve immediately.

Avocado, Tomato and Watercress Salad

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.