Watercress-Grapefruit Salad Recipe

Last Update: September 29, 2022

Bright and refreshing, a salad of tart grapefruit, peppery watercress, and fresh herbs is just the thing for a light lunch. The zesty flavors aren’t the only reason you might feel invigorated after eating this salad—antioxidant-rich watercress may also help detoxify the body.

Watercress-Grapefruit Salad

Yield: 1 serving
Total Time: 10 minutes


1 cup watercress leaves
1/2 medium grapefruit, segmented and broken into pieces
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon mint leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon basil leaves, torn
1/4 teaspoon minced ginger
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon raw cashews, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
Pinch black and white sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon thinly sliced red chile
1/4 avocado, sliced (optional)


Toss together watercress, grapefruit, shallots, and fresh herbs in medium bowl.

In small bowl, whisk together ginger, lime juice, salt, and coconut oil.

Drizzle dressing over watercress salad, then top with cashews, pomegranate seeds, sesame seeds, red chile, and avocado, if using.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

Thrive Market Food Editor

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