Watercress, Pomegranate & Almond Salad - 1 Guiding Stars
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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.



  • 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.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 170; Total Fat 13.5g (17% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 250mg (11% DV); Total Carbohydrate 12g (4% DV); Dietary Fiber 3.5g (14% DV); Total Sugars 7g; Includes 1g Added Sugars (2% DV); Protein 4g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 8% DV; Vitamin K 140% DV; Vitamin A 35% DV; Biotin 25% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/watercress-pomegranate-and-almond-salad/
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