This delicious and simple salad graces the table at every holiday gathering; its peppery and sweet-tart bite is a perfect foil for all the rich dishes of the holidays. The recipe is simple: one or two bunches of clean watercress, large stems removed, one or two starfruits, sliced, 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds (sometimes called pips or drupes, which are conveniently available seeded at our local market!) and a simple vinaigrette. Small effort, big payoff...especially when the boys do all the work.
Next, we made a simple vinaigrette:
Then it was covered carefully and shaken until well blended.
The watercress leaves are lightly dressed with vinaigrette, the pomegranate seeds are sprinkled over, and then Sparky and his Dad carefully arranged the starfruit around the edges.
Done and done!