© James Baigrie
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Total Time
45 MIN
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Serves : 8

This salad is an intriguing mix of strong flavors—sweet, peppery, earthy. The hazelnuts add richness, chef Govind Armstrong says, plus they "do their job as the texture police." He uses duck prosciutto here; it's easy to find in specialty-food stores, or you can substitute regular prosciutto.    Terrific Green Salads  

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the hazelnuts in a pie plate and toast for about 10 minutes, or until fragrant. Let the nuts cool slightly, then coarsely chop.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, peel the tangerines, removing all the bitter white pith; if using oranges, peel with a sharp knife. Working over a large bowl, cut in between the membranes to release the citrus sections.

Step 3    

In a bowl, whisk the sherry vinegar with the balsamic vinegar, honey, shallot and thyme. Whisk in the olive oil, hazelnut oil and truffle oil in a slow stream. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.

Step 4    

Add the watercress and parsley to the tangerine sections and toss. Add 1/3 cup of the dressing and toss well. Arrange the salad on a large platter; arrange the prosciutto decoratively around the salad. Sprinkle with the toasted hazelnuts and serve with the remaining dressing.

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