Very Warm Salad
Pepper hot and hot off the stove for a wilted greens and goat cheese salad.
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 cups prewashed, fancy field greens with romaine, curly endives, frisee, escarole, etc.
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 ounce fresh mild goat cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup California raisins
- Salt and pepper
- Bottled hot pepper sauce
Heat oil in a large skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking. Cook bacon, turning occasionally, until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain; reserve drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon into large salad bowl. Add walnuts and garlic to skillet and cook, stirring, over moderate heat until golden. With slotted spoon, transfer to bowl with bacon and season with salt.
Add greens, lemon juice and goat cheese to bowl and toss, drizzling with hot drippings and seasoning with salt and pepper, hot pepper sauce and more lemon juice, to taste.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 590 (78% from fat); Total Fat 53g (sat 11g, mono 24g, poly 15g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 20mg; Protein 10g; Carbohydrate 24g; (Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 16g; ); Iron 3mg; Sodium 240mg; Calcium 89mg; Potassium 530mg
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