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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Watercress Stir-Fry

(Su Teresi Kavurmasi)

Watercress Stir-Fry
Ingredients:
~250g (about 1⁄2 lb) watercress, washed, drained, cut in medium-sized pieces
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 small-sized red Bell pepper, sliced
Salt
Pepper

Garlic-Yogurt Sauce:
1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
1 clove of garlic, mashed with salt

Directions:
In a medium-sized pot, sauté the onion with the olive oil. Add the red bell peppers and continue to sauté for a few more minutes. Add the watercress, salt and pepper and stir. Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender. Drizzle them with more olive oil. Serve chilled or at room temperature with Garlic Yogurt Sauce.

Benefits of Watercress:
This water-loving herb contains a volatile mustard oil and has pungent tasting leaves. Tiny white flowers are produced.

The leaves and shoots are used. It is a pungent bitter herb which helps to remove toxins, boosts digestion, etc.

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