Borage And Watercress Salad

“The humble watercress is the most “nutrient-dense” superfood, according to US boffins. Its many benefits include preventing tissue damage related to the development of some cancers, reducing inflammation in general and supporting eye health. It’s rich in vitamins K (good for bones) and A (good for everything), and contains so much vitamin C that just 100g of the leafy green would be enough to cover our entire daily requirement. (Country & Town House)”

The Knowledge, 25 August 2023

Borage grows like a weed and it attracts butterflies – no excuses for not buying a pot and simply watering every now and then. It has a very unusual sweet, slightly cucumbery taste and a crunchy texture. Because a stem of it is traditionally added to Pimms I have always thought of it as a very English herb, but I got the idea for this salad when I was in Greece. It blooms in June for a couple of weeks and then it’s gone, so although it’s easy to grow you need to enjoy it while you can.

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