Today I'm kicking off my Woodsong Wild Recipes series with one of my favorite salads of all time!
The primary ingredient for this salad is watercress. Watercress can be found in many different areas of the world, and is also farmed. It's an aquatic plant that is high in vitamins a, b, c, and k which makes it very important nutritionally to someone who's trying to live off of the land. Like many wild edibles it also has other possible benefits that are yet to be proven, such as lung cancer prevention.
Health benefits aside, it tastes awesome
I also included some dandelion heads. In my mind, the flower tastes far better than the rest of the dandelion. The leaves and stem tend to be quite bitter.
As you'll see with many of the wild salads that I make, I like to supplement them with food items that I carry. To add some spice to this simple salad we added some crushed red peppers. These should be left out if you don't like spicy salads! All items added "to taste."
Crushed Red Peppers
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Sam is a writer, adventurer, and founder of Woodsong. In 2011 his practical experiences over many nights in remote wilderness areas inspired him to start this blog! Sam’s adventures have lead him throughout North America where he has had the opportunity to learn from world-class outdoorsmen, and perhaps the greatest teacher of all, the natural world.
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