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.
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.