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With its deep green, peppery leaves, this fresh salad ingredient can also be cooked and wilted.

Lamb tagliata with watercress & tomatoes

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Traditionally this Italian dish uses thinly sliced beef, rocket and Parmesan, but this version is given a simple twist with British seasonal produce
15 minutes
Easy

Linguine with watercress & almond pesto

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(7 ratings)
Make your own Italian sauce from nuts, garlic and watercress, add a touch of lemon and serve with pasta
17 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Pea, ham hock & watercress salad

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Pea, ham and parsley are one of life's great combinations - this green salad with mustard dressing is simple, fresh and healthy
25 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Watercress mayonnaise

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Shop-bought mayo isn't a patch on homemade, especially this vibrant, peppery version - gorgeous with poached salmon
15 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Smoked salmon & watercress pinwheels

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These decorative fish bites may dazzle as a quick canapé, but require just four simple ingredients rolled up
15 minutes
Easy

Soft-boiled egg, bacon & watercress salad

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Crispy bacon and a perfectly cooked egg with oozing yellow yolk is a brunch staple - this version teams it with watercress
15 minutes
Easy

Watercress mashed potato

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Creamy mash laced with good-for-you greens makes for a simple, low-fat side that's budget friendly too
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Salmon & watercress quiche

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(11 ratings)
This fab cook-ahead quiche makes a brilliant casual feed-a-crowd dish
1 hour and 45 minutes
Easy

Salmon & watercress parcels

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(5 ratings)
These smart little parcels take less than an hour to cook from frozen
40 minutes
Easy

Ham, tomato & watercress tart

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(7 ratings)
The secret to this tart is its cheesy, crisp polenta crust. Fabulous warm or cold and perfect for picnics
1 hour and 10 minutes
Moderately easy

Creamy pea & watercress pasta

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(5 ratings)
This zesty pasta dish is superhealthy and packed with summer flavour
25 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Watercress, new potato & salmon salad

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Keep cans of fish in your storecupboard and you’ll never be short of a healthy meal or snack
30 minutes
Easy

Pea & watercress soup

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Sweet peas and peppery watercress are a perfect match for early summer, but you can adapt this soup to suit all year round
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Cheese & watercress scramble

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This dish is quick and easy to make - ideal for a late breakfast, lunch or supper
10 minutes
Easy

Watercress & chicken stir-fry

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(62 ratings)
Forget packet sauces, this will give you a real taste of the orient.
25 minutes
Easy

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