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Watercress Salad with Walnuts

Published in Recipes, Salads & Vegetables Author: CentraCare

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 bunches watercress, washed and broken into mouth size pieces
  • 5 ounces Swiss cheese, cut into thin rectangles
  • 3 green Granny Smith apples, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons chopped red onions


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 1/2 garlic cloves


Blend all vinaigrette ingredients for 2 minutes. Refrigerate for two hours. Mix with salad ingredients. Serve immediately.

Yield: 12 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 139
  • Fat: 11 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 1.5 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 179 mg
  • Carbs: 6 g.
  • Fiber: 1 g.
  • Protein: 5 g.