Tricolor Bitter Greens Salad

If you're not a fan of bitter greens, use any combination of sweet lettuces, such as romaine, Bibb, and Boston. Julienne the greens with a chef's knife to give the salad a tidy look. This salad pairs well with ham and sweet potatoes.

Yield:

4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 45
Caloriesfromfat 58 %
Fat 2.9 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 0.7 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 3.2 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 395 mg
Calcium 78 mg

Ingredients

Dressing:
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons walnut oil or extravirgin olive oil
Salad:
2 cups trimmed arugula
2 cups thinly sliced Belgian endive (about 2 small heads)
2 cups thinly sliced radicchio
2 tablespoons shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Preparation

To prepare dressing, combine shallots, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and black pepper. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk.

To prepare salad, combine arugula and 1 tablespoon dressing; toss to coat. Arrange 1/2 cup arugula mixture onto each of 4 salad plates. Combine Belgian endive, radicchio, and remaining dressing; toss to coat. Arrange about 1 cup endive mixture evenly over each serving. Top each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese. Serve salad immediately.

Note:

David Bonom,

March 2004