Salade au Cresson

Watercress Salad


  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-type mustard
  • tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon chervil
  • Dash sugar
  • Watercress


  1. Mash garlic in salad bowl with the spoon. Add salt, pepper, and mustard. Mash to a pulp. Add vinegar, oil, chervil, and sugar. Mix well. Taste and adjust.
  2. Wash the watercress the day before, break off the tough stems and wrap the watercress in paper towels to dry. Refrigerate until ready to use. It will take a lot of watercress to serve 6. Since the size of a bunch of watercress varies, you will have to judge the amount to purchase. The dressing is for 6.
  3. Add watercress at the moment of serving, toss, and serve.