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Frisée Salad with Cherries & Blue Cheese

May/June 2014

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Sweet cherries, earthy blue cheese and salty prosciutto balance each bite in this healthy side salad recipe. If you can’t find frisée, curly endive is a good alternative.


Frisée Salad with Cherries & Blue Cheese

Makes: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto
  • 2 cups sweet cherries, pitted and halved, divided
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups torn frisée or curly endive
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

Preparation

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto and cook, turning once or twice, until crispy, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Break each slice into 3 “crisps.”
  2. Place the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 cup cherries, vinegar, shallot, tarragon, sugar and salt in a blender; puree until smooth.
  3. Toss frisée (or endive) in a large bowl with the remaining cherries and the dressing. Divide the salad among 6 plates. Top each salad with a scant 1 tablespoon blue cheese and 2 prosciutto crisps.

Nutrition

Per serving: 144 calories; 9 g fat (3 g sat, 5 g mono); 13 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 7 g total sugars; 6 g protein; 3 g fiber; 423 mg sodium; 353 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (31% daily value), Folate (25% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
6
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

Season
Spring
Summer
Type of Dish
Salad, side/appetizer
Ethnic/Regional
American
Publication
May/June 2014
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