Chicory Salad with Pickled Quince and Pomegranate
These days, chefs love to add pickled ingredients to their salads. Chef Michael Tusk pickles quince with ginger, spices and white wine vinegar; the strong sweet-tart flavors would overwhelm delicate lettuces, but the bold, bitter greens here are just right. Slideshow: Pickled Vegetables
The drained quince slices can be refrigerated for up to 5 days; the vinaigrette can be refrigerated overnight.
Moscato vinegar, made from fragrant white Moscato wine grapes, is available at specialty food stores and online at formaggiokitchen.com.