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Escarole and turkey bacon salad with warm vinaigrette

3
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This simple yet delicious salad features crisp turkey bacon and slightly bitter escarole. Add some sliced hard-cooked eggs for a hearty variation.*

Ingredients

Escarole

8 cup(s), leaves, cut into ribbons (about 8 oz)

Uncooked turkey bacon

4 slice(s)

Uncooked shallot(s)

3 medium, halved and thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)

Red wine vinegar

¼ cup(s), divided

Olive oil

4 tsp(s), extra-virgin

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ pinch, freshly ground, or to taste

Water

¼ cup(s), divided

Instructions

  1. Place escarole in a large serving bowl.
  2. Cook turkey bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, turning occasionally, until lightly browned and crisp, about 5 to 6 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels and then tear or chop into small pieces; set aside.
  3. Add shallots and 2 tablespoons each of vinegar and water to same skillet. Cook over medium heat, until shallots are crisp-tender, stirring frequently, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons each of vinegar and water, oil, salt and pepper; stir and cook until heated through, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Pour shallot sauce over escarole; add turkey bacon and toss to mix and coat. Serve immediately. Yields about 2 cups per serving.

Notes

*Adding eggs could affect Points values.