We can use watercress in many ways in the kitchen and take advantage of its excellent properties.

Whether a main ingredient in soups, tortillas and salads, a complement to pizzas, burgers, Mexican food or traditional sandwiches, garnish or sauce for meat, fish or eggs, watercress will provide a tasty, colourful, modern and healthy touch to your dishes without having to spend too long  in the kitchen.

We are going to suggest some simple ideas, complementing dishes that no doubt you already know how to prepare.

Let us start with watercress soups. With children they are a guaranteed success, since they do not have the leek filaments that usually cause rejection in other recipes. With the intense green colour of the final result, it is an excellent way to consume vegetables.

Light watercress soup

Salads with watercress ... Watercress combines very well with savoury and sweet ingredients, with proteins and other vegetables, allowing a wide range of salads, either as a single dish or as a garnish. We propose some ideas, but please be imaginative and let us know how you get on.

Multi-colored sweet and sour salad with watercress

Warm watercress salad with cheese and eggplant

Watercress salad with fresh cheese and nuts

Burgers, sandwiches, tacos, fajitas and quesadillas. Also pizzas. All of these are usually combined with some type of salad. Try replacing the traditional lettuce with a bunch of watercress. You will see what a difference! Add some watercress to your cheese or cold cuts. They will be tastier and healthier. Try adding a bunch of watercress to your pizza at the last moment, just before you take it out of the oven.

Watercress combines very well with eggs. You can use it in place of spinach in an omelette, but if you have guests, the potato (Spanish) omelette is always a winner.

Spanish omelette with watercress

A main course using watercress. Depending on how you present it, it can be a light dish or an ideal dinner for children.

Watercress Koftas

We can use the watercress in the preparation of some classic sauces, replacing or complementing the traditional ingredients.

Pesto sauce with watercress