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A dark green leaf with a distinctive peppery, pungent flavour. Watercress can be used as a salad leaf instead of rocket or it can be included in recipes instead of spinach. Look for dark, green, fresh leaves and avoid any that are wilting or yellowing. Watercress is sold in bunches or ready-to-use in bags.

How to Use

Watercress can be served raw or cooked. Raw watercress can be included in green salads or used as a garnish. Watercress can be included in soups, soufflés, quiches and sauces and is often served with salmon.

How to Prepare

Trim off the ends of the stems of bunches of watercress and rinse thoroughly.

How to Cook

Watercress is usually added directly to recipes such as soups or sauces, it takes very little cooking so does not need to be pre-cooked.

How to Store

Keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.