We went to the farmers market in our new city on Saturday and I bought a big bunch of watercress, which I have to admit, I have never used before. Sure, I’ve eaten it plenty of times before, but I have never brought it home and I had no idea what I was going to do with it.
Adam suggested I make a peanut crusted tofu and turn it into some sort of salad and that is exactly what I did. I ended up making a super simple lemon pepper vinaigrette to go with it and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Not many people realize that watercress is actually a superfood, which I was pleasantly surprised to learn after a quick google search. It is a rich source of antioxidants and phytonutrients that promote health and protect against disease, as well as many other nutritional benefits that you can read about here.
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Along with the peanut crusted tofu and pasta, this salad is actually a complete meal and provides all of your dietary needs in one complete, delicious package. It was perfect eating it in the warm sun on our new patio.