This is an easy spring watercress salad served with my favorite balsamic vinaigrette recipe and raw sesame seeds.
watercress cherry tomatoes wild garlic scallions sesame seeds balsamic vinegar
I’m always on the lookout for fresh and vibrant flavors that perfectly capture the essence of the season. And for spring, nothing does it better than the crisp, clean taste of watercress.
First, let’s talk about the star of the dish: watercress. This peppery, leafy green is loaded with vitamins and nutrients, making it the perfect choice for a healthy, satisfying salad.
I love the way its delicate leaves pair with the other fresh ingredients in this dish, like sweet cherry tomatoes, tangy scallions, and the bold, garlicky flavor of ramps.
The dressing is a simple combination of tangy balsamic vinegar, sweet honey (if you like), and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
The sesame seeds add a satisfying crunch and a hint of nutty flavor that complements the other ingredients in the salad perfectly.
Overall, my spring watercress salad is a dish that perfectly captures the essence of spring: fresh, light, and bursting with flavor.