Love Watercress Ambassador
Below you will find my Watercress Mayonnaise recipe but first I wanted to explain a little about Love Watercress. If you have been following my social media pages you will have seen that recently we have become an ambassador for Love Watercress. As an ambassador of watercress it is my aim to help spread the health benefits of watercress. You can see these posts shared through my social media site on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. As a chef I will be sharing with you, through my website and social media, some exciting recipes for watercress. To see all posts about watercress in my blog click the category Love Watercress Ambassador.
You can also see posts, recipes and health related topics on their website Watercress.co.uk which is a promotional site for watercress and is a great site for inspiration and recipes involving watercress.
Watercress Mayonnaise Recipe
This recipe for watercress mayonnaise is the perfect accompaniment for a steak baguette, served with fish or chicken goujons, or as an accompaniment to halloumi and roasted vegetables. The pepperiness of the watercress means that this mayonnaise compliments a wide variety of dishes and is a nice change from your ordinary mayonnaise!
3 medium egg yolks
Juice of half a lemon
2 tsp Dijon mustard
200ml rapeseed oil
100ml garlic rapeseed oil
In a food processor place the egg yolks, lemon and Dijon mustard. Start the processor and once these ingredients are mixed start by pouring in the garlic rapeseed oil, you need to do this very slowly so that the oil and egg yolk emulsify. The best way to do this is to pour the oil from the bottle if it has a small outlet a the top or pour it into a jug so it is easier to pour slowly into the mixer.
Add the watercress to the food processor, stalks and all. Blitz this all together until smooth with the flecks of the watercress leaves running through. Add salt and pepper to taste and more lemon juice if needed. If the mayonnaise is too thick you can add a tablespoon of water at a time to loosen to the required consistency.
For an extra kick in your mayonnaise why not add some dried chilli flakes, horseradish or wasabi. These would all work well with the peppery watercress.