In the Kitchen
Recipe courtesy of Solana Nolfo, founder ofView the Recipe
It’s spring and you get a bunch of greens in your CSA share you’ve never seen before. After some intense Google research, you finally determine it’s watercress.
Now, what to do with the exotic leaves? Make this simple stir-fry, which is perfectly suited for it.
Watercress is not a mild green like spinach or romaine; it has peppery, tangy flavor some might even consider spicy. That means it’s best to pair it with other strong flavors, like garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
Make a big pot of brown rice or quinoa to use as a base, and you’ve got a hearty, delicious dinner.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
We’ll take any excuse to eat ginger because of its incredible immune system-boosting powers, and when paired with garlic? The two are like a nutrient dynamic duo. Mushrooms are also an underrated health food: shiitakes in particular are a great source of minerals.