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.
Cooking Light DECEMBER 2009
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.
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