My favorite springtime salad

OK, it’s not really springtime, but I did see crocuses blooming today and the trees seem to think it’s spring.  A few days ago, I found myself craving watercress.  I didn’t even know what it was until a few years ago, although I always pictured these little green plants growing at the edge of a stream, which I guess is how wild watercress grows.watercrest

It’s beautiful!  Mine looks like this


And I love the peppery flavor.  And I really like it with arugula.  This salad is simple so that the flavors of the greens can shine through.  You can always add more stuff if you want.

Anyhow, here’s the recipe–super simple, delicious and nutritious!

Susan's Spring Salad

  • Servings: as many as you want
  • Difficulty: very easy
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  • watercress (1 handful per serving)
  • arugula (1 handful per serving)
  • 1/2 green onion, sliced thin per serving
  • 1/4-1/2 avocado (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons roasted salted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds per serving (optional)
  • Juice of 1/2 small or 1/4 large lemon per serving
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil per serving
  • Salt to taste


  1. Toss together all the vegetables and seeds, if using.
  2. Add the lemon juice, olive oil and salt and toss to coat veggies.
  3. Taste and add more lemon juice, olive oil and/or salt, if needed
  4. Eat and enjoy!

I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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