I followed a recipe yesterday for a salad using watercress as the main ingredient. I bought 2 bags of watercress, some tomatoes, onions, etc. The recipe said to cut the watercress leaves from the stems and to discard the stems.
This took me seriously like an hour to do.
The salad turned out to be delicious, but it was way too much work to cut that many small leaves from that many stems. So my question really is to the necessity. Do you guys spend that much time trimming stems off, or was this unnecessary?