Watercress and Cucumber Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Peppery watercress needs other strong flavors for balance.
Why This Recipe Works
Peppery watercress and fresh dill provide a fresh, assertive base for this cool summer salad. Cucumber slices and radish wedges add juicy crispness, and toasted pistachios supply a satisfying crunch. A simple vinaigrette of lemon juice sweetened with honey and punched up with shallots brightens the salad without overpowering the vegetables. A sprinkling of creamy farmer’s cheese offsets the acidity.
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