Frisée Salad with Maple-Bacon Vinaigrette

Frisée Salad with Maple-Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins
Bitter greens like radicchio and endive provide a pleasant counterpoint to the sweet, slightly smoky dressing, while wispy, curly frisée gives the dish body. You can prepare the salad dressing up to a day ahead and reheat it to serve. But don't dress the salad until the last minute so the greens stay crisp.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 96
Fat 6 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 6.3 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 352 mg
Calcium 94 mg

Ingredients

6 cups torn frisée leaves
4 cups (3/4-inch) diagonally cut Belgian endive (about 3 heads)
1 cup thinly sliced radicchio
4 slices center-cut bacon
1/4 cup chopped shallots
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
4 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 ounces (about 3/4 cup) crumbled blue cheese

Preparation

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings; crumble. Add shallots to drippings in pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in champagne vinegar, maple syrup, extra-virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Pour dressing over salad greens; toss well to combine. Add crumbled bacon and cheese to greens; toss gently.

Note:

December 2009
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