The best recipes for the crunchy bistro salad.
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Frisée-and-Potato Salad

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.

Warm Chanterelle and Frisée Salad
Credit: © John Kernick

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.

Poached Shrimp, Melon and Frisée Salad
Credit: © James Merrell

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.

Frisée-and-Potato Salad

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.

One-Eyed Salad with Brown Sugar-Bacon Vinaigrette