Watercress Salad With Raw Beets and Radishes

Watercress Salad With Raw Beets and Radishes

This colorful salad, made with peppery watercress, is easy to put together. Dressed only with lemon juice, a separate horseradish cream is passed at the table. Serve a small portion as a first course or a more generous amount as a main course for a light lunch.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Season the beets: Slice red beet as thinly as possible with a mandoline or sharp knife and place in a small bowl. Slice golden beet and place in a separate bowl. Season each bowl with salt and pepper, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest. Toss and leave to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Make the horseradish cream: Put crème fraîche in a small serving bowl. Add horseradish, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Step 3

    Make the salad: Place watercress in a low salad bowl or serving platter. Arrange seasoned beet slices over the cress and drizzle with any remaining lemon juice. Scatter radish slices over the salad and garnish with quartered or halved eggs. Sprinkle salad very lightly with salt. Serve the horseradish cream separately and add a spoonful to each serving.