Watercress, Orange, and Watermelon Radish Salad with Poppy Lemongrette

MAKES: 4 smaller servings, as an appetizer or side salad

Peppery watercress, sweet oranges, sharp red onions, and slightly bitter, candy-colored
watermelon radishes make this salad a great study in contrasts. Segment your oranges for
fancier presentation, or simply peel and separate the pieces if you use oranges .

1 small bunch watercress, rinsed and spun dry
1 orange, segments cut or peeled apart
1 watermelon radish (or 3 regular radishes), very thinly sliced
2 thin cross-section slices red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon poppyseeds
2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Pile the watercress, orange segments, radish slices, and chopped red onion into a salad bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, and poppyseeds together, then add the oil in a slow, steady stream. Dress the salad with the lemongrette and serve immediately.