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Orange and Watercress Salad

Categories: Halloween, Low-calorie, Low-fat, Quick to fix
Type: Salads

Oranges and pumpkin seeds make this refreshing salad special.

Serves: serves 4


  • 1 large bunch watercress
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 large ripe oranges
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

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  1. Wash and dry the watercress thoroughly.
  2. Trim off the thicker pieces of stalk, and line a white china dish with the leaves.
  3. Make a dressing with the oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
  4. Scrub one of the oranges, grate the rind, and stir it into the dressing.
  5. Toast the pumpkin seeds lightly in a dry frying pan over moderate heat.
  6. Peel both oranges, remove most of the pith, separate into segments, and slice each segment in half.
  7. Add oranges the bowl and sprinkle with the parsley and pumpkin seeds.
  8. Add the dressing and toss just before serving.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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