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  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Watercress 4 Bunch (400 gm), tough stems removed
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Bean sprouts 1⁄2 Pound (4 Cups)
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Minced ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Rice vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Toasted sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon

Cooking Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
Plunge watercress into boiling water and cook for 4 minutes or until tender.
Remove watercress, reserving water.
Rinse watercress under cold running water and drain well.
Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and squeeze well to extract most of the water.
Form into a small, thick disk and place on one side of a serving platter.
Bring reserved water to a boil again.
Plunge bean sprouts into boiling water and cook for 2 minutes.
Rinse under cold running water and drain well.
Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and let stand for 10 minutes.
Squeeze well to extract most of the water, form into a small, thick disk, and place next to watercress.
Set aside.
Place a small saucepan over high heat.
Add vegetable oil, swirling to coat surface.
Add garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper and cook until fragrant, about 5 seconds.
Add vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar and mix just to blend flavors.
Transfer mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour dressing over watercress and bean sprouts.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 521 Calories from Fat 381

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.6%

Saturated Fat 5.9 g29.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2962.7 mg123.4%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.2%

Sugars 13 g

Protein 18 g36.5%

Vitamin A 256.4% Vitamin C 339.4%

Calcium 57.2% Iron 22.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Five Flavored Watercress Salad Recipe