Curly Endive and Apple Smoked Bacon Salad

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 pound thick cut slab bacon, cut into 1/4- inch pieces, lardons
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 head chicory, cut into bite-size pieces, well washed and dried
  • 1 cup fresh croutons
Directions
  • Place bacon in a hot skillet over low heat. Cook completely to render fat. Remove lardons from skillet and reserve on paper towels. From the skillet remove 2 tablespoons of rendered fat to a bowl. Add shallots to fat. Stir in mustard and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk in oil until dressing is emulsified.

  • Toss chicory pieces with bacon, vinaigrette and croutons.


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