Light meals:

Pear and Watercress Salad



Prep Time 115 min.

Cook Time 120 min.

Level of Difficulty I Easy



This fruity salad, courtesy of the Weight Watchers U.K. Web site, makes a tasty light lunch.



1/4 cup(s) uncooked brown rice, long-grain

1 tsp table salt

3/4 cup(s) 1 % low-fat cottage cheese

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1-2/3 cup(s) unsweetened canned pears, drained and chopped

2 bunch(es) watercress, trimmed

4 tbsp fat-free salad dressing, except Italian, French recommended




1.   Cook rice according to package directions with salt but without added fat; allow to cool.

2.      Mix together cottage cheese, cayenne and pears; stir into rice.

3.      Arrange watercress on a serving dish and place pear mixture in center; chill for 15 minutes before serving with dressing.


Serves: 4

POINTS per serving:  2