Watercress and Pimento Wrap

Watercress, Red Kale and Pimento Cheese Wrap

I don’t often see watercress in the fresh greens section of the Whole Foods, so when I saw it this time I grabbed it right up. Watercress has a lovely, slightly peppery taste, and my little bunch came with all its roots still in a wet ball. Watercress is high in vitamins A, C and K, and it has calcium, manganese and other good nutrients in it as well.

Don’t put your watercress in a glass of water in the windowsill — stick it straight in the fridge and make sure the roots stay wet and the leaves are damp. The small bunch I purchased was enough to add to a salad in addition to this wrap I made.

My wrap has a layer of handmade pimento cheese on a bed of red kale, and it’s topped with a fabulous cloud of crisp, pretty watercress. Those are low-carb whole wheat wraps, too. I find they have much more flavor and texture than the pasty, bland white flour kind, and they don’t stick together in the package like the white ones do either.

I enjoyed the special treat of the watercress so much that I actually looked into growing it. It doesn’t sound too difficult, but I don’t know whether or not I will actually try. So many projects, so little time!

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4 Responses to Watercress, Red Kale and Pimento Cheese Wrap

  1. Girlboxing April 25, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    I love watercress on a sandwich. My favorite is a healthy brown bread, chedder cheese, honey mustard, sliced tomato and watercress. I will try out your wrap, it looks delicious.

  2. niamh April 25, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    Hey Lisa,

    wrap looks great but – how did the fight go? Am sure you did yourself proud, whatever the actual result 🙂

    • Amy Scheer April 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

      Yeah! Inquiring minds want to know!

  3. Lisa Creech Bledsoe April 26, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    Hey, ladies! I just finished the write-up of my fight:

    Fair warning: It’s nearly 5k long, so pull up a chair and get comfy! 🙂

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