Frisee, Apple & Celeriac Salad With Shallot-Citrus Dressing & Goat Cheese - EatWell Recipe 12 ~ The Garden of Eating - a sinfully good blog about food

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Frisee, Apple & Celeriac Salad With Shallot-Citrus Dressing & Goat Cheese - EatWell Recipe 12

I wanted to share this yummy winter salad with you all. I made this to go with the spinach quiche for brunch a week or two ago and it was delicious -- hearty, crunchy, sweet, savory and shalloty.

This salad recipe is pulled from a recent Eatwell Farm newsletter which credits it to a 2004 Gourmet recipe which was in turn adapated from a recipe from The Peerless Restaurant in Ashland, OR (and I've made a few minor adjustments to it, too.) Not surprisingly, the CSA produce box contained frisee, lettuce, apples and celeriac--this seemed like a great way to put all those ingredients to use in one yummy, nutritious dish.

Frisee, apple and celeriac salad with shallot-citrus dressing

You can make this with or without the goat cheese (though I'd recommend making it with the chevre as it's a delicious counterpoint to the sweet apples and crunchy celery root.) The truffle oil is also optional. This was the first time I had used truffle oil and I found it interesting -- it has kind of a pungent smell that is a little gross--kind of like dirty feet, and a strong, earthy flavor that adds a lot of depth.

Frisee, Apple & Celeriac Salad With Shallot-Citrus Dressing & Goat Cheese

Dressing Ingredients
* 2 tsps shallot, finely minced
* 1 tsp honey
* 2 Tbsps fresh tangerine or orange juice
* 2 Tbsps sherry vinegar
* 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
* 1/4 tsp white pepper (ground)
* 1/4 cup olive oil

Salad Ingredients
* One head of frisee, washed, dried and cut or ripped into manageable-sized pieces
* 1/2 fennel bulb, thinly sliced (optional)
* 1/4 celeriac, cut into 1/8" thick sticks (roughly 1/2 cup)
* 1 apple, washed, cored and cut into 1/8" thick sticks or thin slices (as you prefer)
* Several handfuls of lettuce or arugala, washed, dried and cut or ripped into bite-sized pieces
* 2 oz goat cheese
* handful of toasted pecans (optional)
* 1 tsp white truffle oil (optional)


1. Prepare the dressing. Whisk together the shallot, honey, citrus juice, vinegar salt and white pepper in a small bowl, then add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until combined.

2. Prepare the salad. Toss the lettuce, frisee, apple and celery root in a large bowl with the dressing. Season with salt and white pepper. Crumble the goat cheese over the dressed salad and drizzle with the truffle oil before serving.

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