Watercress is a green with a "spicy" flavor, much like arugula. It is a SUPERFOOD- meaning that it contains lots of vitamins and antioxidants which will help decrease your risk of cancer and help you to live a long life.
So why wouldn't we make it into a pesto? Seen here on grilled potatoes.
2 cups fresh raw watercress leaves
1 large cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup raw pine nuts
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Mix until a puree is formed. Serve with pasta, grilled chicken, or on potatoes.
Nutrition Info per 1 Tbsp: 115 calories, 11 g fat (5.5 g monounsaturated, 4 g polyunsaturated), 2 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g fiber