Frisee Apple and Walnut salad

11/18/2009 21:11

Courtesy of Megan Steintriger Healthy editor of
yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot

  • 1 tablespoon agava nectar

  • 1/2 cup (generous) dried tart cherries (one 3-ounce package)

  • 1 large head of frisée, torn into bite-size pieces (about 6 cups)

  • 1 medium Gala apple, cored, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts



Whisk first 4 ingredients in small bowl to blend. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in dried cherries. Toss frisée and apple slices in large bowl. Add cherry dressing and toss to coat. Divide among 4 plates; sprinkle with walnuts and freshly ground black pepper and serve

Test kitchen tip: The recipe says to season the dressing to taste, but how do you know when you've added enough salt and pepper? It's easy: Just dip a small piece of lettuce (in this case, frisée) into the dressing and try it out.