Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Herbed Cheese and Watercress Sandwich

A member of the Crucifer family, watercress has many nutritional and gourmet virtues. Use it much like lettuce. Recipe makes 4 sandwiches.


1 1/2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper (capsicum), patted dry
1/3 cup finely chopped seeded cucumber
1 spring onion, including top, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill, basil or chives
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Black pepper, to taste
8 slices wholegrain bread
1 large bunch watercress, rinsed, patted dry and course stems removed


1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine cottage cheese, capsicum, cucumber, spring onion, dill, lemon rind and pepper. Distribute mixture evenly between 4 slices of bread, then top with watercress. Place the remaining bread slices on top and cut in half.

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