Best Dressed Watercress with Crispy Tortillas
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 ounces olive oil
- 2 cups watercress, large stems removed
- 2 medium oranges, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 cup finely julienned jicama
- 1 thinly sliced small red onion
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Crispy Tortilla, recipe follows
- Crispy Tortilla:
- 3 cups canola oil
- 2 fresh corn tortillas
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a medium bowl, combine watercress, orange segments, jicama, red onion and salt. Drizzle in 1/2 cup of the dressing. Toss well to combine. Divide the salad equally between 4 salad plates. Top with Crispy Tortilla strips.Crispy Tortilla:
In a heavy skillet, heat oil to 360 degrees F.
Cut tortillas in 1/4-inch strips. Line a plate with paper towels and when oil is hot, carefully drop strips into oil, separating as you put them in. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly golden and crispy, stirring gently as they cook. Remove with a strainer or slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Immediately sprinkle with salt. These can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container after completely cooled.
Yield: 2 cups
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