This salad tastes as good as looks. Sauerkraut can be quite acidic, but the addition of fruit adds a complementary sweetness to the sour flavour.
Watercress has come out top in a study of 47 different fruits and vegetables. Researchers from the William Paterson University of New Jersey tested them for their levels of 17 different nutrients, with watercress getting the top score of 100!
For the Watercress Salad
6 handfuls of watercress
½ cup sauerkraut (feel free to add more if you are accustomed to eating fermented foods. If not start slow to avoid detox symptoms)
1 radish – finely sliced
1 green apple – diced
handful of grapes
For the Salad dressing
¼ cup raspberries (fresh or defrosted)
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp sauerkraut juice
Wash and prepare the vegetables and add to the bowl.
Squeeze the juice from the sauerkraut (save the liquid for the dressing) and add to the salad. Toss gently.
Blend the dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad just before serving.
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