Frisee Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Simple salads like this one highlight the freshest lettuce and the most flavorful bacon.


  • 4 ounces slab bacon, cut into 1-by-¼-inch strips

  • 3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 12 ounces frisee, torn into pieces

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a medium skillet, cook bacon over medium, tossing occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Set bacon aside.

  2. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from skillet; return skillet to heat. Add vinegar; stir, scraping up browned bits until dressing is combined.

  3. In a large bowl, toss frisee with warm dressing. Add bacon, and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Spring greens don't last long, so buy only what you plan to use within a few days. Store washed greens in a resealable plastic bag lined with dry paper towels in the refrigerator up to 1 day.

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