Bitter greens salad

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Bitter greens salad

I now know two frisee converts that can probably be ascribed to this excellent vinaigrette. They previously found frisee annoying but no longer. This is a wonderful winter salad - probably too late for a New Years Eve party, but good any other time. Happy New Year.

Servings: 4-6


  • Enough bitter greens like frisee,  radicchio,  endive, escarole, and chicory for a salad, washed and dried.
  • Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2-3 anchovies, minced or 2-3 inch squiggle anchovy paste
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Shake in a small jar or whisk in a bowl.  
  2. Use only about a tablespoon of vinaigrette per person served.  
  3. Dress your salad and enjoy.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

Note: the salad greens are only about 10 calories per cup.:

  • Calories: 75
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 0 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugars: 0 g
  • Sodium: 76 mg
  • Protein: 0 g