Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Warm Lentil Salad with Watercress and Poached Egg
I received an email from Patty of Sunnyside Market informing me that they had microgreens in stock. I stopped in to see what I could find and came across the most amazing watercress still attached to the soil it grew in. Watercress is a tiny green with a peppery taste, is great in salad or used as garnish and is highly nutritious. It is related to the cabbage family or Brassicaceae family and contains phyto-nutrients making it very nutritious. Watercress contains multiple vitamins and minerals such a vitmain K, C, A, calcium, phoshporus, potassium and magnesium and copper. I could go on here but what I won't. It's worth buying.
I started with french green lentils, sauteed leeks and mushrooms with a simple dressing of mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. I topped the salad with watercress and a perfect poached egg. This was a warm, earthy, comforting and super nutritious lunch.
The best part is, watercress sprouts are such a treat in February. Thanks Patty for the tip on the greens!