watercress, avocado & cucumber

Beautiful, green, culinary art with simple flavours.  The salad form of this dish is something I'll often feel like when life is feeling busy, cluttered or full of uncertainty (the latter being something I am very prone to worrying about).  Stripping back to a few clean flavours (rich in green) inherently seems to balance me back into feeling grounded and happy. Like an automatic slow down button - even though it's associated with the act of eating.  Taking the time to prepare something beautiful is also medicine in itself to me. Working slowly... attention to detail... playing around with where the flower sits best... choosing the most beautiful green leaves.  This process takes me to another place where I am incredibly focused. A form of meditation like the feeling I get from early morning yoga.  Flow...  This feeling is a good feeling =)  Yes, culinary art is something I am extremely passionate about, and I feel happy to say that these shots embody my form of culinary art.  I'll let the photos speak for themselves.  Have a lovely week dear friends xo 

watercress, avocado & cucumber

cucumber sliders

  • 10 cm piece of cucumber slided on a mandolin (thick enough to be used as the base for the cucumber sliders) 
  • 1/4 cucumber sliced thinly on a mandolin and rolled as shown above
  • avocado guacamole (below)
  • watercress leaves dressed lightly in vinaigrette (below)
  • 1 Tbsp shallot thinly sliced or diced
  • thin strips of nori, white sesame seeds and edible flowers for garnish
  1. Place 2 Tbsp of avocado guacamole on each 10 cm cucumber length.
  2. Top with shallot, watercress, rolled cucumber pieces, nori strips, white sesame seeds and edible flowers.


  • 1 large handful of watercress
  • 1/4 cucumber thinly sliced on a mandolin
  • 1 Tbsp thinly sliced shallot
  • thin strips of nori, white sesame seeds and edible flowers for garnish
  1. Dress watercress and shallots in a bowl with a small amount of the vinaigrette below.  
  2. Roll cucumber as shown in the photos above.
  3. Place half the avocado mixture in the middle of a plate and surround with the watercress and shallots.
  4. Insert desired amount of cucumber rounds at random in the salad.
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds, nori strips and edible flowers.

avocado guacamole

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of sea salt

Smash avocado with the back of a fork and then mix in the other ingredients.


  • 2 Tbsp organic red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp filtered water
  • 1 tsp miso
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt

Mix all ingredients in a high speed blender.