Watercress, pistachio and orange blossom salad

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By Yotam Ottolenghi

Published 2010

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I would either start a meal or end it with this salad. It is an ideal palate-cleanser with its robust yet refreshing herb flavours. Or, you could serve it to balance a long-cooked or rich main course, such as the Smoky frittata. Another idea is to add spoonfuls of buffalo ricotta to transform the salad into a more substantial starter.

It is essential to dress the salad as you serve it and not a second earlier: the delicate herbs wilt in an instant when they come in contact with the