Watercress and Pear Salad with Yuzu dressing

Watercress is an amazing vegetable, low in calories but rich in nutrients. Its leaves stems have a peppery, spicy flavour. The bitterness of watercress goes well with sesame oil and yuzu tea.

About Yuzu tea

Yuzu tea is like marmalade made by yuzu. It’s called tea even though it’s marmalade. That is because it is dissolved in hot water and drunk as a drink. Yuzu tea is popular throughout Korea, especially in the winter. It can be used as tea but it can be also used as seasoning. I recommend yuzu tea dressing for salad or BBQ sauce.

About Pear

I recommend unripe conference pear, crunchy pear is the best choice. Yuzu tea is sweet, so I prefer a pear that is not sweet.

About Nourishment of Watercress

The highest nutritional value of watercress is beta-carotene.
Beta-carotene has antioxidant properties, i.e., anti-arteriosclerosis and anti-aging properties.
In addition, it is converted into vitamin A in the body, and it has the effect of preventing vision loss and protecting the respiratory system.

Watercress and Pear Salad with Yuzu Dressing

Course Salad
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 people


  • 100 g Watercress
  • 1 Pear


  • 2 tbspp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Yuzu tea
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Squeezed lemon
  • Black pepper


  • Julienne the pear.
  • Wash watercress.
  • Mix dressing ingredients and make the salad dressing. It is easy to make the salad dressing in a jam jar and shake.
  • Put watercress and pear in a dish and add dressing.


* Recommend unripe pear
Keyword dressing, pear, salad, watercress, yuzu