Warm Watercress and Pine Nut Salad
By Fitness and Freebies
Warm Watercress mixed with garlic, bacon, pine nuts and hazelnuts seasoned with salt and pepper.
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound watercress, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove
1/2 cup diced bacon
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup hazelnuts, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
In a heavy 12 inch skillet, heat the olive oil. Cut the garlic clove in half lengthwise and add it to the oil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove the garlic and discard. Add all the nuts and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until they are browned. Add bacon, salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes.
Dry watercress before you add it to the oil. Working fast, toss watercress into mixture, making sure it is well coated and barely heated through. If left too long it loses some of its crispiness. Season to taste and serve immediately.
Did You Know: Watercress Aids Detox
Watercress increases detoxification enzymes in the body and acts on cancer cells in the body. In a study at the Norwich Food Research Center in the United Kingdom, smokers who were given 170 grams of watercress per day eliminated higher than average amounts of carcinogens in their urine, thereby eliminating them from their body.
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