In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Avocado, Watercress Salad With A Clementine Vinaigrette.

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If you’re looking for a quick and tasty recipe, which also happens to be very healthy, you’ll definitely want to give this one a test-drive. With a few simple ingredients, you can whip this up in under 10 minutes and it’s great on it’s own or paired with grilled meats / fish during the summer months when you’re outdoor having fun on the BBQ. Clementines, mandarins or your favorite oranges will work in making the dressing and you can add a bit of finely diced Caribbean Sunshine (Scotch Bonnet) if you want a little kick to it.


You’ll Need…

2 bunches of watercress (trimmed)
1 medium avocado (ripe)
3 medium clementines (juice)
1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey

Important! If making this recipe gluten free please go through the entire list of ingredients to ensure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary needs. Yes the recipe is posted in the vegetarian (it’s vegan too) section, but in the image you’ll see oven roasted chicken.. the salad itself is what matters. Save the hate comments.

In a bowl (or glass jar with a lid), place all the ingredients except the watercress and avocado and whisk. If using a glass jar, shake well. Yea, it’s that simple to make the salad dressing.

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Wash, trim (off the thick stems) the water cress and set in the salad bowl. Then cut, slice and peel the avocado and top the watercress with it.

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Pour on the vinaigrette over the watercress and avocado.. you’re done! You may save back a bit of the dressing so your guests can drizzle on a bit more if they so desire.

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I’m sure you’re probably thinking that you didn’t really need a recipe for this as it’s so simple to put together.

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