Superfood Salad with Watercress, Beets, and Goat Cheese


A recent Time article ranked the top 41 superfoods by nutrient density. We’ve always known that dark, leafy greens like spinach and kale were powerhouses, but we were surprised to see that the clear winner, was watercress. Wasn’t that the stuff they put in those fancy tea sandwiches with the crusts cut off? The idea of pairing it with white bread cancelled out the whole health-kick we were looking for, so we came up with this salad. Watercress can be quite spicy so we complemented it with sweet, earthy beets and tangy goat cheese. Then we tossed it with a sweet dressing, sunflower seeds, and chives. The combination was quite tasty, and considering how quickly we could feel the greens working their magic, we’ll definitely be adding this to our regular rotation of salads.

3 beets, quartered and steamed
1 bunch watercress
Crumbled goat cheese
Toasted and salted sunflower seeds
Fresh chives

1 tbsp. Walla Walla sweet onion, grated
1/4 Gala apple, grated
1 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. olive oil
Large pinch of salt
Pepper, to taste



3 thoughts on “Superfood Salad with Watercress, Beets, and Goat Cheese

  1. Yummy! Mary Schurm also made a fantastic watercress salad. 2 bunches of watercress, blue cheese crumbles and bacon crumbles….

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