Watercress and Arugula Salad

The Lore Fresh Watercress and Arugula Salad Recipe

The Lore Fresh Watercress and Arugula Salad Recipe

This watercress and arugula salad recipe has all the makings of a classic. The only trick is to get the best watercress and arugula your supermarket has to offer. We love the combination of spicy watercress, crispy celery and snappy arugula. Sometimes, I add pomegranates and feta cheese to add sweetness and tanginess. Other times, I add apples or garlicky potatoes. 

Serve the watercress and arugula salad with sandwiches, as an accompaniment to hearty meals or as a side to a well planned meal. We recently served it with our chicken bundles for a meal that was both healthy and comforting. 


Did you know…

The fresher the ingredients are, especially in greens and produce, the more nutritious they are.


Watercress and Arugula Salad

by The Lore| January 2019

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time:
  • Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2-4


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 3 light green celery stalks and leaves*, taken from the heart
  • 1 small shallot*
  • ½ bunch watercress, thick stems removed*
  • ½ box arugula (about 3 ounces)*
  • Chili peppers or harissa to taste


  1. Place the lemon juice, apple cider, olive oil, salt, black pepper, harissa, and shallot in a blender and mix until it becomes a thick liquid.
  2. Place the arugula and watercress in a salad bowl.
  3. Drizzle the vinaigrette all over and toss to cover.
  4. Serve cold. Enjoy!


  1. You can add sliced chicken or tuna and olives for a French Bistro take on this recipe.

Denotes items that we prefer to be organic. Read more about it here: Items to buy organic when grocery shopping.