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Watercress salad with green apple vinaigrette on a plate.

Watercress Salad with Green Apple Vinaigrette

Teri & Jenny
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Prep Time 30 mins
Servings 3


  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 12 sugar snap peas, cut into ½ inch pieces (on a bias)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • shaved Parmesan

green apple vinaigrette: (Makes about 1 ½ cups)

  • ½ medium green apple, peeled cored and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped
  • ½ bunch mint
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • For vinaigrette: Place all ingredients, except oil into the well of a blender and blend. With the motor running, slowly drizzle the oil into the mixture until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • To assemble: Place watercress, snap peas and green onions into a large mixing bowl and spoon some of the vinaigrette over the top of the greens. Toss together and lightly season with salt and pepper. Top with plenty of fresh shaved Parmesan and serve.
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