Watercress Salad With Red Onion and Chopped Egg Vinaigrette Recipe

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Watercress Salad With Red Onion and Chopped Egg Vinaigrette
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  1. Vinaigrette: Mix together the vinegar, capers, mustard, salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk in the olive oil.
  3. Add the chopped onion and chopped egg and stir just to mix.
  4. The vinaigrette can be made up to two hours ahead of serving time and left at room temperature.
  5. Salad: Heat the oil in a medium, heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. When quite hot, add the bread cubes and cook, stirring, until crisp and golden, 3-4 minutes.
  7. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  8. The croutons can be made 2 hours ahead of serving time
  9. Cover loosely with foil and leave at room temperature.
  10. Place the watercress in a large bowl and toss with enough of the dressing to coat the sprigs lightly.
  11. Season with salt to taste.
  12. Arrange 1/4 of the watercress on each of four salad plates.
  13. Sprinkle each serving with some croutons and drizzle lightly with additional vinaigrette.
  14. Season each salad with some freshly ground black pepper.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 501.43 Kcal (2099 kJ)
Calories from fat 297.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.05g 51%
Cholesterol 48.4mg 16%
Sodium 776.42mg 32%
Potassium 43.78mg 1%
Total Carbs 44.05g 15%
Sugars 5.98g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3.02g 12%
Protein 8.95g 18%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 63mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 322.51 Kcal (1350 kJ)
Calories from fat 191.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.26g 51%
Cholesterol 31.13mg 16%
Sodium 499.37mg 32%
Potassium 28.15mg 1%
Total Carbs 28.33g 15%
Sugars 3.85g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1.94g 12%
Protein 5.76g 18%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 3%
Iron 0.7mg 6%
Calcium 40.5mg 6%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.2
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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