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Frisée-Apple Salad

Looking through cookbooks and magazines everyday, I often see salads using Frisée, but have never seen it in the grocery store. The other day in Loblaws (national grocery store) I saw Frisée and decided to buy it and then figure out a recipe for it.

Belle like savoury things but I have discovered/learned over the years that lemon is really not her favourite. I made this but reduced the lemon juice and still she found it a little bit sour. I liked it and so did Hayley. I increased the apple the next day and she liked it much better.

Frisée-Apple Salad
adapted for Bon Appétit February 2010

2 tbsp organic lemon juice
2 large shallots, finely chopped
1/4 tsp finely grated lemon zest
4 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 heads of frisée coarsely chopped
2 small heads of Belgian endives, sliced
2 small apples, Delicious or Gala, match-sticked
9 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
3 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped

  1. Combine the shallots and lemon juice and the lemon zest in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk in the oil.
  3. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Combine the frisée, endive, apples, radishes and parsley in a large bowl.
  5. Toss the salad with the shallot and lemon dressing.
  6. Serve.Frisée Salad

Sorry the picture is a little blurry. My camera is not the best. Hopefully we will get a better one soon!

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4 comments to Frisée-Apple Salad

  • Interesting about the frisee. It’s very big in the states, although one mostly finds it in those premixed bags of weird greens that Del Monte and others prepare.


  • Ward

    First Time I have seen it here, although I have not been really looking until the last 2-3 years. This was fresh, not in a bag. Just the head of the Frisée lettuce, very nice looking. Hopefully that means it will be showing up more often. You are lucky in the US, we hardly ever get things like poblano peppers and well a bunch of other things I can’t think of right now. Especially Mexican things. I really need to find a good Mexican/Latin grocery store here.


  • The idea of an apple salad is an interesting one. I am sure it would go over, in my family, considering everyone likes apples and it is hard to find anything, we all like.


    Ward Reply:

    Thanks Chaya,
    It was very good and although I am not really a salad person – Well I am starting to like them more and more – I really liked this one.


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