Watercress Stir-fry Recipe
Prep Time
9 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
14 mins

Quick stir-fry watercress with garlic and dried pepper. Ready 15 minutes! Healthy veggie stir-fry recipe.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: stir fry, watercress
Servings: 2
Calories: 74 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 bunch watercress , around 8 oz.
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 dried chili pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil
stir-fry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  1. Wash the watercress carefully; remove the withered and yellow and also the old stems.
  2. Cut watercress finely into small pieces. Set aside and drain.
  3. Cut chili pepper into sections and slice the garlic cloves.
  4. In a small bowl, add cornstarch, water and salt. Mix well to make the stir-fry sauce.
  5. Heat up peanut oil in wok, add chili pepper and garlic slices to stir-fry until aroma.
  6. Add watercress in. Do a quick stir-fry until the watercress is half-cooked.
  7. Pour the sit-fry sauce in and quick fry again for around 1 minute.
  8. Transfer out and serve hot!
Nutrition Facts
Watercress Stir-fry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 1215mg 51%
Potassium 487mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 98.9%
Vitamin C 62.9%
Calcium 14.5%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.