The tastiest dishes with cress – the cress avant la lettre

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Can you also remember; that you spread seeds over a dollop of wet cotton wool at school for a portion of home-grown cress? After the harvest, the teacher allowed it on your sandwich. Nice, but tasty is different, that’s why we give cress an update: exciting recipe ideas with the cress avant la lettre.

Cresses , micro greens and sprouts are hot! But let’s  not forget good old  cress. The small blades are cheap and easy to grow. They taste spicy like arugula, give a kick like mustard and are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A, E, C and folic acid. They are also a very good source of iron.

But how do you use the cress of cress in a dish?

Cress as a topping

A little cress finishes a dish. When you reach for the salt and pepper shaker, you can also pick some of this plant to sprinkle on your plate as the last thing. Think of it as the basil, parsley or chives you forgot about, but it’s not too late to use them now. For example, sprinkle some cress over:

  • Hummus and other creamy dips
  • Sandwich with avocado mash
  • salads
  • Tortilla, for a tasty wrap, taco or burrito
  • Over and through the pesto
  • disco fries
  • pea pasta
  • Poké bowl with salmon , avocado and cucumber
  • Soup, such as gazpacho, pumpkin and spinach soup
  • At (carrot) burgers
  • Scallops with pea puree
  • Curry

spicy herb

Not all green leaves are herbs, but cress can be used as such. Try making a pesto or green goddess sauce in combination with other herbs, make a noodle salad with cress or go for cress oil! Delicious with an extra hand of wild garlic or some sprigs of chives.

Also tasty: mix the cress with meatballs or an Asian dumpling filling. Or make a cress cream cheese.

With egg: a golden duo

Cress goes very well with egg. It gives an omelette a peppery touch and is delicious to sprinkle over a warm shakshuka .

Prefer a boiled egg? Also delicious, but on toast with avocado, lemon juice, delicious olive oil, possibly a little dukkah and the cress to finish it off. Another fun pacemaker, for example at a party: egg salad with spices and cress.

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