The best recipes for the crunchy bistro salad.

By F&W Editors
March 06, 2016

Bitter, crunchy and tangy, the frisée salad is greater than the sum of its simple parts. All you need are some good, curly leaves, an easy vinaigrette and a few other ingredients (poached egg and lardons being the classic accessories) to make a gorgeous, flavor-packed salad worthy of an elegant dinner party or a luxe lunch for one. Here, our best recipes for this time-tested bistro stalwart.

1. Warm Chanterelle and Frisée Salad 
Earthy chanterelle mushrooms and nutty cheese shavings make this salad hearty enough to stand up to red wine.

2. Frisée Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette 
This warm salad is supremely bacon-y.

3. Poached Shrimp, Melon and Frisée Salad 
Sweet poached shrimp is perfect with mild melon and peppery frisée.

4. Wilted Frisée Salad with Hot Smoky Tomato Dressing 
Here’s a great way to serve a frisée salad in the winter.

5. Frisée-and-Potato Salad 
The secret to this exceptionally delicious dish is nutritional yeast, which adds an umami-rich flavor.

6. Frisée Salad with Sautéed Chicken Livers and Croutons 
Chicken livers, frisée, crisp bread, bacon and hard-cooked eggs make for a totally satisfying salad.

7. One-Eyed Salad with Winter Greens and Brown Sugar-Bacon Vinaigrette 
Baby greens join frisée in Andrew Zimmern’s beefed up version of the popular salad.