Walnuts are an excellent source of an omega-3 fatty acid known as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and add to the healthy properties of this delicious appetizer or side dish.
3 sprigs fresh watercress
1 Belgian endive
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon Dijon honey mustard
Salt and black pepper
½ clove garlic crushed (optional)
4 walnut halves
1 thin slice goat or sheep cheese
Wash and spin-dry greens. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic; toss with the greens. Serve with cheese and top with walnut halves.
Makes 1 serving
Nutritional information per serving: calories 210; protein 5 grams (g); carbohydrate 7 g; fat 19 g (ALA 0.4 g)