Watercress quacamole with homemade vegetable crisps


Happy Saturday. Today I am bringing you a super healthy and easy recipe that will leave you wanting more. Summer is the definition of good food, so I will not fail you. I have plenty more recipes on the way for you. 

Watercress: Watercress, a relative of the mustard plant, has a strong peppery flavour.

  • It’s a source of folate and calcium as well as being high in vitamin C.
  • Watercress has been celebrated for its nutritional content for hundreds of years; it first appeared on a menu in the 1300s. There is a dedicated annual watercress festival near Winchester.


Serves: 4

Takes: 40 minutes

(High in vitamin C, high in folate, high in vitamin B1 and 2 of your 5 a day.)


  • 125g frozen peas
  • 1tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 beetroot, very finely sliced
  • 1 sweet potato, very finely sliced
  • 1 parsnip, very finely sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 ×80g bag of watercress
  • 1 spring onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1tbsp pumpkin seeds


  1. Blanch the peas in a pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes, until cooked. Set aside until cool.
  2. Heat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C and brush 1-2 baking trays with a little oil. 
  3. Toss the finely sliced vegetables with 1tbsp of oil.
  4. Spread out on the oiled trays and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Turn the vegetables and bake for a further 5-10 minutes, until crisp. Cool on wire racks.
  6. For the guacamole, put the avocado, watercress, spring onion, most of the lemon juice and some seasoning in a food processor. Blitz until smooth.
  7. Drain the peas, then add to the food processor and pulse to roughly chop.
  8. Tatse and add a slash of lemon juice if needed, then transfer to a bowl.
  9. Garnish with pumpkin seeds. 
  10. Add the crisps and you’re ready to serve.


Each serving contains

Energy: 925kJ|221kal|11%|

Fat: 14g|20%|

Saturates: 3g|13%|

Sugars: 9g|10%|

Salt: 0.1g|2%|

Carbohydrate: 22g|

Protein: 4g|

Fibre: 5g|


And that is the end my lovelies. I hope you enjoy making this. Let me know if you do. You can tag me on instagram and use #galaxygirlbakes

Have an amazing night.


Alanna x


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