Watercress, Radicchio & Green bean Salad with Goat Cheese for 2

"This is not only an attractive salad but very tasty as well."
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  • 16 whole green beans, washed,frenched,cooked for 1 minute and drained well (frenched=thinly sliced on the diagonal)
  • 1 bunch watercress, washed,dried and stems removed
  • 12 head lettuce, washed,dried and torn into small pieces
  • 1 head radicchio, washed,dried and torn into small pieces
  • 2 ounces of soft goat cheese, crumbled (or use Feta)
  • pepper
  • Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons mixed fresh herbs (Your choice E.G.oregano, thyme, chives, marjoram)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • salt
  • 34 cup lite olive oil (or other salad oil)


  • Put the herbs in food processor and chop.
  • With the processor running drop in the garlic and mince.
  • Add egg yolk,vinegar, mustard and salt process for 1/2 minute.
  • With the machine rtunning slowly add the oil through the feed tube.
  • Process for a few seconds after the oil has been added.
  • Just before serving combine beans, watercress, lettuce, radicchio& cheese in a chilled bowl.
  • Toss with dressing (use as much or as little as you like).
  • Season with Pepper.

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  1. Derf2440
    Very good salad, nice change from the ususal greens. Love the watercress and radicchio and the goat cheese made it special. Particularly enjoyed the dressing, the fresh herbs do make a difference. Thanks for sharing Bergy will be doing this one again!!
  2. ellie_
    This salad is so pretty - although it was wonderful just with chicken for supper I think it will be nice at a ladies luncheon or bridal/baby shower and enjoyed by all. The herbs I used in the dressing were oregano, chives and marjoriam, skipped the garlic (out of) and the egg - still fantastic. The goat cheese I used also had some herbs in it, which made the salad even more special. I'm adding some leftover chicken to the leftover salad for lunch tomorrow for a delicious lunch salad! Thanks for sharing this keeper!


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