Frisée with Croutons

 Terrific Green Salads



  • One 4-inch piece of leftover baguette (about 1 1/2 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 large or 2 small heads of frisée, torn into 2-inch pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, toss the baguette cubes with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil. Spread the bread on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until nicely browned.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the garlic, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper together. Stir in the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil.

  3. Just before serving, add the frisée to the bowl and toss with the dressing. Divide among 4 salad plates and sprinkle the croutons on top.

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