Dressed Up Egg & Cress

4 slices good quality white bread
4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
handful of small leaf watercress

3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Saucy Mama Dijon or Tarragon Lemon mustard
1/2 teaspoon tarragon vinegar
freshly ground black pepper

Whisk together the dressing. Spread on two slices of bread. Top with a layer of egg then the cress. Top with remaining bread slices.

My thoughts:

We watch a fair amount of British TV and have been amazed at the numbers of 1. sandwiches they seem to eat out of triangle shaped plastic wedges from corner shops and 2. how many of those sandwiches were egg and cress. Now, I don’t like egg salad (odd, I know since my love of deviled eggs is well documented) but after hearing “egg and cress” so many times, it started to sound like something I had to eat. So I decided to make my own, slightly fancier, version that I would actually enjoy. Oddly, watercress has become nearly ubiquitous around here lately so it was easy to procure. I wasn’t 100% sure that I’d like the sandwich but I really did! It was light and fresh tasty and had a great peppery bite from the watercress and tang from the mustard. A great addition to my sandwich repertoire.


  1. Ha! There was a scene in my acting class that referenced "eggs and cress," good to put an image to the sandwich! This sounds wonderful, actually. Something different than turkey and cheese, I'll have to try it.

  2. This sounds yummy- a great light lunch or quick supper!

  3. Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore

    I miss those triangle carton sandwiches! In fact, eggs and cress were always my favorite type to get! Thanks for this post, it made my day 🙂

  4. Egg and cress sandwich… one of my favourites actually! But the sandwiches you can buy here in the UK almost always contain garden cress, not watercress. Unless, of course, you make a fancy sandwich 😉

  5. True, but that isn't available here at all! Using watercress just added to the "dressed up" part of the sandwich.

  6. Love such simple recipe that ends up tasting much more complex. Looking forward to having this over and over again on the coming hot summer days.

  7. I have read so much about the health benefits of watercress – it's loaded with phytochemicals and antioxidents. This looks like a great way to incorporate more of it into our diets.