Blistered Tomato and Watercress (or Arugula) Salad

Blistered Tomato And Watercress (or Arugula) Salad Recipe

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From MofC. Prepare this salad in summer when tomatoes are at their peak of flavor.


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15 Min
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  • 1 bunch
    watercress or arugula, spun dried
  • 1
    ear corn, grilled and kernels removed
  • 1/2 c
    green onions, green and white parts
  • 1 lb
    fresh, good quality tomatoes (heirloom, variety, best quality)
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch
    radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • ·
    fresh parsley for garnish, curly or flat leaf

  • 2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, finely minced
  • 1/2 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch
    salt and pepper

How to Make Blistered Tomato and Watercress (or Arugula) Salad


  1. DRESSING: Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a non-reactive prep bowl. Place the watercress or arugula on a serving platter.
  2. Grill the corn until blistered all around. Cut the kernels from the corn. Scatter the kernels and green onions over the watercress/arugula.
  3. Toss the tomatoes in olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the tomatoes over medium-high heat until slightly wilted and grill-marked on both sides.
  5. Remove the tomatoes from the grill and arrange over the watercress/corn. Garnish with radishes and fresh parsley.
  6. Drizzle the salad dressing over the mixture.

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About Blistered Tomato and Watercress (or Arugula) Salad

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegan

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