Watercress, Pomegranate & Almond Salad

Number of Servings: 8 (157g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 15 min.
Watercress, Pomegranate & Almond Salad

With a sour burst of flavor and the rich earthy quality of toasted nuts, this crunchy salad will leave your mouth watering for more. If you struggle with seeding pomegranates, this video explains how to handle the job easily.

Tip: Watercress and pomegranate seeds may be hard to source at the same time. There’s no substitute for pomegranate seeds, but arugula would be a good substitute for watercress in this recipe.


  • Dressing:

    • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
    • 1½ tsp. sugar
    • ¾ tsp. salt
    • ¼ tsp. pepper
    • 5 Tbsp. olive oil


    • 1¼ lb. green leaf lettuce, torn
    • ½ lb. watercress, trimmed or arugula
    • Seeds of 1 pomegranate
    • ¾ cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  3. Toast nuts in a shallow baking pan until golden (3-5 minutes).
  4. Toss lettuce, watercress, and pomegranate seeds with dressing. Top with almonds to serve.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 157g

Amount per serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.5g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 1g Added Sugars 2%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 87.3mg 6%
Iron 1.2mg 6%
Potassium 385mg 8%
Vitamin A 307.8mcg 35%
Vitamin C 23.5mg 25%
Vitamin E 4.1mg 25%
Vitamin K 171.4mcg 140%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 1.3mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 47.1mcg 12%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 7.1mcg 25%
Chloride 90.9mg 4%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 92.4mg 8%
Iodine 2.5mcg 2%
Magnesium 43.1mg 10%
Zinc 0.6mg 10%
Selenium 1.2mcg 2%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.5mg 20%
Chromium 1mcg 2%
Molybdenum 8.2mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Lettuce, Pomegranate, Watercress, Almonds, Olive Oil, Lime Juice, Sugar, Salt, Black Pepper.

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