Watercress & orange salad

Recipe: Watercress & Orange Salad


  • You will need the juice of 2 navel oranges for this recipe.
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 rashers 97 per cent fat-free bacon (Hans brand), cut into 1cm-thick slices
  • 1 bunch watercress, sprigs picked, washed, dried
  • 3 navel oranges, peeled, segmented
  • 1 medium (about 140g) red onion, thinly sliced


  1. Place the orange juice, oil and sugar in a screw-top jar. Season with salt and pepper. Shake until well combined. Set aside. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the bacon and cook for 5-6 minutes or until crisp (see microwave tip). Drain on paper towel.
  3. Divide the watercress, orange and onion among serving bowls. Shake the dressing and drizzle over the salad. Top with bacon and serve immediately.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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