Watercress Sauce, an extraordinary sauce, for aromatic richness and flavor intensity
No single food can maintain and promote good health.
That comes from the overall benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle, but some foods have been classed as “superfoods” because they are especially rich in health-promoting nutrients, antioxidants or phytochemicals and therefore pack more of a nutritional punch than others.
Watercress is surely the best of the bunch!
Brimming over with an amazing 15 vital nutrients and minerals, gram for gram watercress can boast more vitamin C than oranges, more vitamin E than broccoli, more calcium than whole milk and more iron than spinach!
Watercress also has exceptionally high levels of Beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the body and needed for growth and development, immunity, and healthy vision, hair, skin, nails, bones and teeth.
Also called, watercress of the fountains, grows wild, in many European countries, preferably in the clear waters, up to 8000 feet above sea level.
The soldiers of the ancient Greece, ate watercress, to fortify and strengthen their body.
It has small leaves fleshy, rounded, dark green, shiny, with the terminal leaflet larger than the other, round or heart-shaped. Has meaty texture and intense flavor tending to spicy.
It is used in many dishes, orange or red chicory salads and combined with lettuce, gives a bed of vibrant flavor, with shrimp or prawns, served with a classic aurora sauce.
Why not to take the opportunity to try out and experiment with new types of pesto?
That is why, today, I propose to you a recipe that literally made me mad: watercress, dried tomatoes, almonds and smoked hard cheese.
Try this combination, and let me know!