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Egg & Watercress Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

Found this recipe in an airport magazine. The airport: JFK, the magazine: Cook Fresh. 

It is truly delicious. But, I’m not going to lie… it’s also labour intensive. It’s not difficult, it just takes time. 

It was a little reminder for me that eggs really can be the crown jewel of a salad, and homemade croutons are worth every extra second spent. 

Egg & Watercress Salad with Curry Vinaigrette
Serves 2
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
  1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  2. Pinch of cayenne pepper
  3. Salt & pepper
  4. 4 slices bread, cut into small cubes
  5. 2 slices prosciutto, coarsely chopped
  6. 3 large spoonfuls of white wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar
  7. 1 tsp curry powder
  8. 1 tsp dry mustard
  9. 8oz watercress, trimmed
  10. 4 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
  11. 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  12. 2 spoonfuls chopped fresh tarragon
  1. Heat the oven to 450f/225c, and put a small pot of water on to boil.
  2. Combine the bread cubes with a splash of olive oil & the pinch of cayenne, and lay out on an aluminum foil covered baking sheet. Pop into the oven until golden brown (5-8 minutes).
  3. When the water is boiling, hard boil the eggs.
  4. Separately, in a dry skillet over medium heat, cook the prosciutto, stirring occasionally, until crisp (about 4 minutes). Set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, curry powder, syrup, mustard, 3/4 tsp salt. Slowly whisk in 3 spoonfuls of olive oil.
  6. In a large bowl, toss the croutons with 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette to soften them slightly. Add the watercress and toss again, add the egg, prosciutto and tarragon, and the rest of the vinaigrette (to taste).
  7. YUM!
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  1. Susan

    September 19, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Very pretty to look at.

    • Victoria Breck

      December 29, 2016 at 3:28 am

      thank you!!

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