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Dr. Oz shares his favorite salad from Italian Cuisine

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Dr. Oz eating hazelnuts picked right off the tree

Dr. Oz recently returned from Italy and writes about the the country's amazing cuisine, while sharing his favorite salad with raw hazelnuts.

"I was recently in Italy with my family and we were able to enjoy their amazing cuisine. One of my favorite dishes was this salad with raw hazelnuts picked right off the tree. They are delicious and rich in proteins and healthy fats. And best of all, no pesticides or additives," Oz writes on his Facebook page.

While the exact recipe of Dr. Oz's raw hazelnut salad is not clear there are many recipes one can make from hazelnut. However, what Dr. Oz is emphasizing in his status update is that those raw hazelnuts were picked right off the tree. National Institutes of Health lists (PDF) almonds, hazelnuts, mixed nuts, peanuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, kidney beans, lentils, split peas as rich sources of energy, magnesium, protein, and fiber.

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Here is a sample of a minimalistic Spinach, Pear and Hazelnut Salad with Maple Leek Dressing shared by The Intentional Minimalist.

9 Bean Rows spinach
9 Bean Rows pea shoots
9 Bean Rows mint
9 Bean Rows wild leeks
Farm fresh local china rose radish micro greens
Raw hazelnuts
Food for Thought Michigan maple syrup
Food for Thought organic wild leek vinegar
Food for Thought cherry honey mustard
Wild leek infused olive oil (recipe link)
Sea salt

Mince one tablespoon mint and mince two teaspoons leek whites. Add mint and one teaspoon leek whites to small glass jar with two tablespoons oil, one tablespoon vinegar, one teaspoon mustard, one teaspoon maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Remove spinach from stems and plate one cup spinach and one cup pea shoots. Add another cup of spinach, one half cup pea shoots and one half cup micro greens. Slice one pear per salad and layer on greens with one quarter cup micro greens. Chop two tablespoons hazelnuts. Top salad with hazelnuts, one teaspoon leek whites and one-two tablespoons dressing.

Dr. Oz shared this image with the public in his Facebook update. See the reference above.