Watercress, green apple & seed coleslaw

Prep 30 mins | Serves 6 as a side dish

1 bunch watercress, picked over, washed and dried
½ small red cabbage, finely shredded
2 medium carrots, peeled and finely shredded
2 green onions (shallots), trimmed and thinly sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and finely sliced
1 tbs lemon juice
½ cup toasted mixed seeds (like sunflower, sesame and pepitas)

Lemon yoghurt dressing
½ cup thick natural Greek-style yoghurt
2 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard

Step 1 Combine watercress, cabbage, carrots and green onions in a large bowl. Toss the apple in lemon juice and add to watercress mixture. Toss gently to combine.

Step 2 To make dressing, combine ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until well combined. Drizzle dressing over salad and sprinkle with seeds. Gently toss to combine and serve.

Good for you ... Watercress

A good source of vitamin C and with a 40g serve providing a whole day’s supply. Vitamin C contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

A good source of beta carotene (converted to vitamin A in the body) and also folate, a B vitamin that is needed for normal growth of body cells and also for blood formation. Vitamin A is needed for normal vision.

Provides iron which contributes to normal cognitive function.

A source of vitamin E which helps protect cells from damage by free radicals.

Provides dietary fibre, which helps the normal functioning of the intestine.