Watercress Salad

Watercress Salad
Watercress salad

Nourish your Yin

This green leafy is filled with vitamin C and is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a Yin builder, watercress is a useful part of a medicinal diet for those who suffer from symptoms such as nightsweats, dizziness, spontaneous sweating and dry mouth.

This easy salad will soon be a favourite and fantastic for outdoor bbqs and summer days.



  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh lemon juice, 1 lemon
  • 1 large bunch of watercress
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 1 small red onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pine nuts – raw or toasted



  • Dressing: Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper
  • Finely slice the red onion
  • Combine watercress, spinach, onions pine nuts
  • Add dressing 10 minutes before serving for most flavour without softening the leaves

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