This potato salad has a contrast of textures and flavours. The leeks, when roasted, are delicate and soft, working perfectly with the crunchiness of the chickpeas. Both the fresh and crisp fennel and watercress, cut through the buttery potato, and the roasted garlic and lemon dressing adds just the right amount of kick.
The sauce used to flavour these sweet potatoes is a twist on the classic South American chimichurri sauce, which uses coriander or parsley.
This pesto is a steak-friendly blend of watercress, red chilli and hazelnuts and can be used liberally at your next barbecue. Very easy to make and adds a delightful texture to the meal.
Thanks to pre-packaged watercress, putting this salad together doesn’t get any easier. Watercress is very perishable, so try to buy it the same day you’re going to serve the salad. It is also readily available at local markets.
This Watercress and Pork Rib Soup is a good springtime soup that tastes fresh, clean and delicious. A lot of Chinese restaurants serve this as Soup of the Day because it is very nutritious, popular, easy to make and good for every one.
Watercress is prized in Asian cuisine for its peppery flavour and in this dish stands up to the sweet spiciness of the mussels in a coconut-laced red curry sauce. If you can find it in your market, use Thai basil for the garnish — it adds a unique sweet anise flavour that will make the dish taste all the more authentic.