Dandelion and Fig Salad with Serrano Ham and Grated Almonds
This salad is a brilliant combination of ingredients, from bitter dandelion greens and smoky paprika to sweet and chewy figs and ham. The most unusual touch is the finely grated almonds; the flecks imbue every bite of the salad with an intense nutty flavor. A microplane grater is the best tool to use here; to avoid cutting your fingers, discard the nub rather than grating each almond all the way down.
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