Nested Watercress Salad

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To make this lovely, eye-catching, and nutritious salad, you will only need to use your hands.  No heavy machinery required!  As you will see, this delicious gourmet dish only takes a few minutes to make and requires only a few very fresh ingredients.  This salad can be served as a side dish to almost any meal, or as a tantalizing appetizer salad to introduce any lunch or supper.

For best results, make sure to use only the freshest ingredients you can find!

 To Make The Nest:

2 handfuls of fresh watercress
Juice from 1/2 of a lime
1/4 tsp of sea salt

1.  Place the watercress in a mixing bowl, together with the lime juice and the sea salt.  Massage the greens with your hands until they become tender.  (By massaging the watercress, you are not only ensuring that the seasonings are evenly distributed, you are also making it a little easier for your body to absorb the nutrients from the watercress.)

2. Using your hands, place the seasoned watercress on a plate and shape it into the form of a round nest.  Leave an empty space about the size of your fist in the center of your nest.

 To Make The Filling:

1 cup of chopped fresh spinach
1 cup of chopped fresh kale
Juice from 1/2 of a lime
1 ripe avocado, medium diced
1 tbsp of chickpea miso (soy free)
1 tbsp of hemp seeds
1/8 tsp of sea salt

1.  Place the spinach and the kale into a mixing bowl, together with the lime juice and the salt, and massage the greens with your hands until they are tender. 2.  Mash the avocado with your hands and massage the avocado into the greens.  Follow this up with the miso, until the spinach and kale are entirely covered with avocado and miso.
3.  Add the hemp seeds to the mixing bowl.  Using a spatula, mix the hemp seeds into the filling.

 To Serve The Salad:

Fresh sprouts
Cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil
Paprika

1. Take a handful of filling and shape it into a ball.
2. Place this ball of seasoned spinach and kale onto the top of the watercress, in the empty space in the middle of the watercress nest.
3. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil around the plate and sprinkle paprika on top of the salad to add color.
4. Top with fresh sprouts and enjoy!