Watercress Pesto & Shaved Daikon Salad


For the pesto you will need:

  • 1 bunch of fresh watercress

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp pine nuts

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp sunflower seeds

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil

  • 1 tbsp mayonaise

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp umami salt ( I used this https://www.traderjoes.com/digin/post/umami-seasoning-blend)

  • Half a bulb of garlic

  • Squeeze of half a lemon

For the salad you will need:

  • 1 small daikon

  • 1 heirloom carrot

  • half an avocado

  • green onion as garnish

  • sprinkle of "Everything but the bagel salt" https://www.amazon.ca/Trader-Joes-Everything-Sesame-Seasoning/dp/B06W9N8X9H

To make the pesto:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.

  2. Blend on high until well combined and smooth.

  3. Store in airtight jar in fridge for up to 5 days.

To make the salad:

  1. Using a mandolin, shave the daikon & carrot into thin slices.

  2. Add into large bowl with 1-2 tbsp of the pesto and stir to combine.

  3. Top with sliced green onions, avocado & bagel salt.



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