Today I found organic watercress at the local grocery! So I made this super-easy salad with all high-alkaline veggies, like cucumber, sprouts, kelp, and avocado. Watercress, with its pleasantly pungent flavor, is helpful in reversing acidity and purifying the blood. It has been used as a healing food for thousands of years. Watercress is especially high in anti-oxidants and Vitamin K (that’s the one most of us are lacking). Dr. Mercola says watercress contains over 15 essential vitamins and minerals, more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, and more Vitamin C than oranges! Watercress is strongly alkaline due to its high potassium content. Add parsley, cucumbers, avocado, and kelp for a tasty alkaline dish. The salad dressing is easy to blend – you can modify this recipe in hundreds of ways to suit your taste. Serves 2.
- 1 cup watercress
- 2 large handfuls parsley, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 1/2 avocado, in small cubes
- A few sprouts, such as clover or alfalfa
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1-2 teaspoons kelp powder
- 1 small garlic (optional)
- Juice of one large lemon or lime
- 1/2 cucumber, in chunks
- Unprocessed salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 avocado
- Arrange the salad ingredients in a salad bowl.
- In any blender or food processor, add all the dressing ingredients except the avocado. Process until smooth and creamy. Add the avocado last, and process again. If it is too thick to serve, thin with a bit of filtered water 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired consistency. Pour into a small bowl and serve on the side.