Watercress Salad with Cotija Cheese and Fried Tortillas Recipe

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Watercress Salad with Cotija Cheese and Fried Tortillas
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  1. Heat 1 inch of vegetable oil in a 10- to 12-inch heavy skillet until thermometer registers 350°F, then fry tortilla strips, a handful at a time, until golden, 30 to 45 seconds. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain and season with salt.
  2. Whisk together vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add olive oil in a stream, whisking until combined well.
  3. Toss watercress with dressing in a large bowl and divide among 8 plates. Divide tomatoes and tortilla strips among salads, tucking strips into greens decoratively, and sprinkle salads with cheese.
  4. * Available at Latino markets and, in the winter months, Kitchen/Market (888-468-4433).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 362.53 Kcal (1518 kJ)
Calories from fat 170.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.92g 29%
Sodium 289.51mg 12%
Potassium 812.36mg 17%
Total Carbs 43.88g 15%
Sugars 1.24g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5.23g 21%
Protein 4.9g 10%
Vitamin C 34mg 57%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 97.8mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 179.45 Kcal (751 kJ)
Calories from fat 84.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.37g 29%
Sodium 143.31mg 12%
Potassium 402.12mg 17%
Total Carbs 21.72g 15%
Sugars 0.61g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.59g 21%
Protein 2.42g 10%
Vitamin C 16.8mg 57%
Iron 0.5mg 6%
Calcium 48.4mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

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