Watercress, Fig and Bean Salad

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This refreshing salad was actually hearty enough for a main meal. If you want to transform a salad into a meal, I always find that adding ingredients like beans and seeds helps to make it really filling and nutritious. To make the salad for one person I just used a bowl of watercress, a generous handful of blackeye peas and pumkin seeds, some chopped figs and a couple of mini peppers, sliced. A soft wholemeal roll is great on the side, and I find that these go well even without being warmed or spread with soya margarine. I suspected that the salad may have been a little dry without the usual drizzle of olive oil but didn’t want to risk oiling the entire contents of my bag. In fact though, it wasn’t dry at all which may have been due to the nice moist peppers.

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