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Escarole with Dried Figs, Marcona Almonds and Manchego

Escarole with Dried Figs, Marcona Almonds and Manchego

Serves 6


1 small head escarole torn into 1 1/2 pieces
2 Belgian endive leaves separated
2 celery stalks cut on a sharp diagonal into thin slices
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon almond walnut or hazelnut oil
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
10 dried California figs, stemmed and thinly sliced
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
3 ounce chunk aged Manchego cheese


In a bowl, toss together the escarole, endive, and celery. Place in the refrigerator.

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, nut oil and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

To serve, toss the escarole, endive, and celery with the dressing, sliced dried figs and walnuts. Place in a salad bowl and using a cheese shaver or vegetable peeler, shave Manchego cheese onto the top of the salad.