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U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

Blueberry Watercress Salad

For a crunchy and refreshing meal, try our blueberry watercress salad. Full of unique textures and flavors this blueberry watercress salad is anything but bland!


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon grainy mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bunches watercress, trimmed
  • 1-1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 green apple, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. In a small bowl, combine, oil, orange juice, vinegar, mustard, honey, onion, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine watercress, blueberries, apple and pecans.
  3. Arrange romaine lettuce on a large serving platter.
  4. Just before serving, drizzle vinaigrette over watercress mixture; toss to combine.  Arrange watercress mixture on top of romaine lettuce.  Sprinkle with blue cheese; serve immediately.

Number of servings (yield): 4-6


Per portion:

287 calories

6 g protein

18 g carbohydrate

23 g total fat

5 g saturated fat

10 mg cholesterol

27 mg vitamin C

4 g dietary fiber

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