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Watercress, Pear, and Cashew Salad


Peppery greens, sweet fruit, and an Asian dressing reinvent a side salad.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, October 2008


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 bunches watercress (about 1 pound total), tough stems removed
  • 1 Bosc pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted cashews


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lime juice, and soy sauce. Add watercress, pear, and cashews; toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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  • supriya23242
    16 JUL, 2016
    Hi Martha! This looks interesting. My problem is, here in India we don't get water cress. Can you suggest any substitute? Can I use any other kind of lettuce? Please let me know asap as I am very keen on making this.