How to make Rocca salad


How to make Rocca salad

Rocca or watercress salad is one of the most desirable salads, and you can prepare it in different ways.

Ingredients for making Rocca salad

Ingredients for the sweetened nut mixture

  • ½ cup walnuts.
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • tablespoon butter.

Rocca salad ingredients

  • 4 cups arugula.
  • ½ cup homemade sweetened walnuts.
  • ¼ cup goat cheese.
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil.
  • A teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper.

Steps to make Rocca salad

Steps to prepare the sweetened walnut mixture

  1. Bring a non-stick pan, and add the butter, walnuts, and sugar.
  2. Stir the ingredients well until the butter and sugar melt, 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the walnuts over the sheets of butter, separating them to prevent them from sticking together.
  4. After the walnuts are dry, chop the walnuts and fill half a cup of them.

Steps for preparing Rocca salad

  1. Wash the watercress leaves well and set them aside to dry.
  2. In a bowl, mix lemon juice with black pepper and olive oil.
  3. Cut the cheese into small cubes.
  4. In a deep, suitable bowl, mix the walnuts, watercress, and cheese.
  5. Serve the Rocca salad, garnished with pomegranate seeds, if desired, and eat immediately.

Nutritionist's notes

  • Rocca salad is a rich source of vitamin K, and it is recommended to eat one cup per day of watercress to get the recommended daily requirement of vitamin K, to support the growth and health of bones.
  • It is recommended to eat goat cheese to improve the health of the intestines and the digestive system, as it is easy to digest and contains probiotics that enhance digestion and the immune system and protect the body from pathogens.

Rocca salad and diabetics

  • It is recommended to use brown sugar to sweeten walnuts instead of refined white sugar, to reduce the number of simple carbohydrates that cause a rise in blood sugar.

Rocca salad and heart patients

  • It is preferable to replace butter with vegetable oil to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol content in Rocca salad.
  • It is recommended to eat walnuts as part of a healthy low-fat diet, as its consumption may reduce harmful cholesterol and prevent heart disease.

Rocca salad and pregnant women

  • Eating watercress in large quantities may not be safe during pregnancy or when breastfeeding, so be sure to consult your doctor about the permissible amount.

Nutritional values ​​per serving

Calories476 calories
total fat39.8 g
Saturated fat12.8 g
cholesterol47 milligrams
Total carbohydrates17.4 g
Dietary fiber2.9 g
Sodium157 milligrams
total sugar13.9 g
Protein17.8 g
Calcium355 milligrams
potassium334 milligrams
Vitamin D4 micrograms
Iron2 milligrams