If you are really in a hurry you can use tinned carrots for this salad, otherwise you should use fresh baby carrots or the small Dutch ones.
Prepare the carrots and leave them whole if they are very small. Boil them in salted water until not quite tender. Drain. When they are cool put them in a salad bowl and mix the watercress and the hazelnuts in amongst them. Toss with the French dressing.
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