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Strawberry Watercress Hazelnut Salad Recipe

This Strawberry Watercress Salad is a light and refreshing spring salad, perfect as a Valentines' Day meal starter or to celebrate the start of the Summer. Try using apple balsamic vinegar, which is light amber in colour, and has less overpowering flavour than balsamic vinegar made from grapes.

Posted by: michael




< 15 mins

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You will need

1 bunch fresh watercress Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
1 punnet fresh strawberries

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2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil More products
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar OR

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2 Tbsp apple balsamic vinegar More products
a generous pinch smoked sea salt or regular sea salt More products
freshly ground black peppercorns, to taste More products
1 Tbsp sumac, optional More products
1/4 cup or about 30g hazelnuts More products

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  • Wash and spin the watercress (or allow it to drain in a colander, then gently pat it with paper towels or a clean tea towel). Rinse and slice or quarter the strawberries. Roughly crush the hazelnuts using a knife, a rolling pin or a pestle and mortar.
  • Prepare the dressing in a medium sized bowl by combining the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the sumac, if using. Add the prepared watercress, strawberries and crushed hazelnuts (reserving a little for garnish) and gently toss in the dressing.
  • Serve topped with the reserved hazelnut pieces and an additional dusting of sumac if you wish.

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Strawberries ORGANIC
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Balsamic Vinegar Oak Aged Vegan, ORGANIC
Suma (250ml)

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Apple Balsamic Vinegar ORGANIC
Clearspring (500ml)
Smoked Sea Salt
Maldon (125g)
Black Peppercorns ORGANIC
Suma (25g)
Al'fez (38g)
Whole Hazelnuts ORGANIC
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