Watercress Salad w/ Brie

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A restaurant quality salad with great flavors that's simple to make at home.

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Serves: 4
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1/2 cup chopped pistachios

One 8-ounce wheel triple creme Brie, cut into 12 wedges

12 baby or 6 regular beets, greens trimmed (about 1 pound)

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (see note)

1 shallot, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

1/4 cup pistachio oil (see note)

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 heads LIVE GOURMET LIVING WATERCRESS, top half (leafy parts) only 


Place pistachios on a plate.

Gently press cut sides of Brie wedges into nuts.

Place coated wedges on a plate and freeze for at least 1 hour.

Combine beets and enough cold water to cover by 1 inch in a medium saucepan.  

Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 20 to 30 minutes.  

Drain and, under cold running water, slip off and discard skins and stems.

Cut beets into wedges, place in a medium bowl, and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, shallot, salt, and pepper.

Whisk in pistachio and olive oils.

Drizzle about 2 tablespoons dressing over beets and toss.

Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

Add LIVE GOURMET LIVING WATERCRESS to bowl with remaining dressing and toss.  

Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

Divide watercress among 4 serving plates.

Arrange beets around watercress, dividing evenly.

Heat a 10 or 12 inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Add Brie wedges, crusted side down, and cook until browned, about 1 1/2 minutes.

Carefully turn and cook other crusted side until brown, about 1 1/2 minutes more.  

Arrange 3 Brie wedges on each plate and serve.

Note:  White balsamic vinegar and pistachio oil are available at many specialty food stores.

Nutritional Information

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  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Hollandia



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