Watercress & Orange Salad Recipe
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Watercress & Orange Salad Recipe

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Keep this recipe handy when you need to make a special salad quickly. The flavorful vinaigrette adds a refreshing touch to the greens and oranges.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 bunches watercress, trimmed (about 10 cups)
  • 4 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 58 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine watercress and oranges. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Watercress & Orange Salad in Country Extra May 2010, p52

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