Chicory Salad with Pecans & Goat Cheese
This light and bright dressing is the perfect compliment to peppery chicory greens.
6 cups chicory, leaves separated and torn
1 cup pecans
¼ cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
¼ cup whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons honey
¼ cup thinly sliced chives
¼ cup goat cheese
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Toast pecans on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until slightly darkened and fragrant, 6-8 minutes. Let cool; crush or coarsely chop.
2. Whisk vinegar, mustard, and honey in a large bowl to combine. Add chicory, chives, and half of the pecans. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and lots of pepper, and toss to coat. Top salad with remaining pecans and goat cheese.
Summer Red Wine Vinaigrette
File this one away: This versatile vinaigrette pairs beautifully with summer veggies and salads.
Zest and juice of 1 large lemon
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons combined chopped fresh herbs of your choice, such as parsley, oregano and basil
1. Whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, vinegar and honey in a medium bowl until combined.
2. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, until the vinaigrette is smooth and thickened. Stir in the chopped herbs and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper to taste.