3 quick dinner ideas with watercress

Use watercress in three quick and easy recipes that require only three other ingredients. This crisp green leaf is ideal for pepping up a midweek dinner.

Discover three simple dinner ideas that make the most of watercress. As well as being packed with vitamins and minerals, this salad leaf boasts a refreshing, peppery flavour.

You can make a quick, light meal by combining raw watercress with beans and tomatoes. Or, for something more filling, try blitzing watercress to make a vibrant, creamy sauce – a bit like pesto – to dress pasta. You can also cook it with lentils for a side that will stand up to smoky gammon.

See the full recipes for artichoke & watercress linguinegammon with watercress & mustard lentils and bean, tomato & watercress salad

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