Bright and Cheery Watercress Citrus Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
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A watercress citrus salad to help put a little sunshine in those cold winter days.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • For Salad
  • Large Handful of Watercress
  • 1 Cara Cara Orange
  • 1 Blood Orange
  • 2 Tablespoons Pistachios (shelled and crushed)
  • For Strawberry Vinaigrette
  • 1 Cup Strawberries (thawed if using frozen)
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon (or grainy) Mustard
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Poppy Seeds
  1. For Salad
  2. Slice the skin and pith off of both oranges and cut width-wise across oranges to form circles.
  3. Arrange watercress and orange slices on large platter.
  4. Sprinkle pistachios over watercress and oranges.
  5. For Strawberry Vinaigrette
  6. Add all ingredients, except for the poppy seeds, into a blender and puree until smooth.
  7. Pour mixture into a small bowl and mix in poppy seeds.
  8. Spoon over salad.
  9. Store remaining strawberry vinaigrette in a sealed container, in the refrigerator, for up to a week.
You could use almost any salad green in this citrus salad if you don't like or don't have watercress. Arugula would give you the same kind of peppery flavor as watercress.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at