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Bold Winter Greens Salad

November/December 2007

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For this cousin of the Caesar salad use a combination of winter greens, such as radicchio and escarole; the anchovies and lemon juice temper their bitterness. Vary the amount of garlic and anchovy according to your preference.


Bold Winter Greens Salad

Makes: 10 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 3-4 anchovy fillets, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 cups chopped mixed bitter salad greens, such as chicory, radicchio and escarole, such as chicory, radicchio and escarole
  • 3 large hard-boiled eggs, (see Tip)

Preparation

  1. Place garlic to taste in a large salad bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add lemon juice and vinegar; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in anchovies to taste. Whisk in oil in a slow steady stream until well combined.
  2. Add salad greens and toss. Shred 3 egg whites and 1 egg yolk through the large holes of a box grater (reserve the remaining yolks for another use or discard). Sprinkle the salad with the grated egg.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the dressing (Step 1), cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
  • Tip: To hard-boil eggs, place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.

Nutrition

Per serving: 92 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 6 g mono); 20 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 102 mg sodium; 168 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (120% daily value), Vitamin C (50% dv), Folate (34% dv), Potassium (16% dv)

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat


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