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Chapter: Salad Recipes
Section: No Meat: Greens
Recipe: Warm Watercress and Pine Nut Salad

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Warm Watercress and Pine Nut Salad
Watercress used to be a drab and unexciting vegetable, usually only used as
a garnish. Now it has taken front seat as a main part of the meal. Even
fussy eaters will welcome this nutritious and tasty dish.

1/4 cup olive oil
1 lb. watercress, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove
1/2 cup diced bacon
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup hazelnuts, finely chopped
1/2 tsp pepper

In a heavy 12 inch skillet, heat the olive oil. Cut the garlic clove in
half lengthwise and add it to the oil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring
constantly. Remove the garlic and discard. Add all the nuts and cook for 5
to 6 minutes, or until they are browned. Add bacon, salt and pepper. Cook 2
to 3 minutes. Dry watercress before you add it to the oil. Working fast,
toss watercress into mixture, making sure it is well coated and barely
heated through. If left too long it loses some of its crispiness. Season to
taste and serve immediately.

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