Fennel, Watercress and Tomato Salad Recipe

This extremely fresh and flavorsome salad promises to never disappoint you both with its taste and presentation. It will look extremely attractive at the dining table especially with beefy main dishes or anything grilled. Fresh vegetables are tossed with a delicious seasoning of vinaigrette to give a side dish you are to truly savor.  Our step by step guide has the perfect easy recipe for you to take notes from. Tailor the serving size according to your own guest list by altering the ingredients. However do keep the proportion same to get the taste right.  You will be a happy cook and host at the end of the meal when the salad is swiped off from the serving bowl.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 6 person
Utensils Needed: small mixing bowl, large salad bowl

Calories: 178
Fat: 15.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg


– 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
– 4 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
– 2 teaspoons Dijon-style prepared mustard
– 1 teaspoon fennel seed, ground
– 5 tablespoons olive oil
– 3 cups trimmed and coarsely chopped watercress
– 2 bulbs fennel, trimmed and thinly sliced
– 6 large tomatoes
– Salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning according to taste


  • 1

    Make the dressing first. Take the small mixing bowl and mix together the vinegar, tarragon, mustard, fennel seed and olive oil. Whisk well so that the dressing has even taste when the ingredients blend together.

  • 2

    Prepare the vegetables now. Chop up the tarragon and watercress. Slice the fennel bulb and grind the fennel seed. Cut the tomatoes into thick wedges. Toss together all these in a large salad bowl so that they blend together well.

  • 3

    Spoon over the dressing and toss again so that the vinaigrette gets coated over the vegetables. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper according to your taste. The salad is ready to rock your meal. Do a taste check and serve right away.

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