Wild Leaf Salad Mix
1 Bag (min. 50g)
Wild watercress is the same species as the cultivated variety but has a noticeably stronger flavour, and is more crisp in texture. You can therefore use less to get the same peppery kick in any dish such as watercress soup or a salad.
An established and well-deserved status as a super-food, rich in vitamins A and C, magnesium, iron, calcium and folic acid. Use Wild watercress for the ultimate egg and cress sandwiches, as a mustard herb added to dishes immediately prior to serving, and for a robust kick added to salads. It's hard to beat the freshness of a salad of chopped tomatoes, spring onions, watercress with a basic vinaigrette.
Wrapped unwashed in moist kitchen paper in a plastic bag, watercress can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days. Wash before use.
In 2003 French chef Blaise Vasseur, having witnessed the influence of wild plants on his native cuisine through chefs such as Michel Bras, asked Forager founder Miles Irving to supply wild plants to the newly opened Goods Shed in Canterbury. This spark ignited a wild food renaissance in the UK. Now, 14 years on, a team of highly skilled foragers are hand-picking wild flavours at their peak, full of vitality which speak of the season. This is ‘hyper-seasonality’- a step up from seasonal eating of farmed produce! With over a decade's experience of supplying the best chefs in the UK, you can expect wild ingredients of the highest possible quality delivered to your doorstep to enrich and enliven your meals. By pairing these super-nutritious and flavoursome wild ingredients with the skills and knowledge possessed by talented chefs, these overlooked treasures have been elevated and put back on our plates.Find out more