Frisee Salad with Pears and Dried Cherries


Frisee (another name for curly endive) is a salad green with crisp feathery leaves that range in color from light green to yellow white. It has a slightly bitter taste that goes especially well with sweet dressings.


  • 2 tablespoons mango chutney or apricot jam

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 bunch (about 10 ounces) frisee, washed and dried

  • 2 firm, ripe Bosc pears (about 1 pound total), halved, cored, and cut into ¾-inch-wide wedges

  • cup dried cherries


  1. In a large bowl, mash chutney with the back of a spoon to break up any large pieces of fruit. Whisk in vinegar, mustard, curry powder, and oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Add frisee, pears, and dried cherries. Toss to combine, and serve immediately.

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