Escarole Salad with Chopped Egg and Anchovy Vinaigrette
James Carrier
Yields Makes 10 to 12 servings
AuthorPeggy Knickerbocker,
Escarole--a yellowish green variety of chicory--is ideal for a buffet because the broad, hearty leaves don't wilt when dressed (the salad is even crunchy the next day). Prep Time: 30 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Soak escarole in cold water and dry by rolling in a kitchen towel. Tear each leaf into 2 or 3 large pieces and chill while you make the dressing.

Step 2
2

In a mortar or a food processor, pound or whirl garlic, salt, and pepper until garlic is a paste. Add chopped anchovies and pound or process to a paste. Add lemon juice and olive oil and whisk or process to combine.

Step 3
3

Pour dressing over escarole leaves and toss thoroughly to coat. Arrange on a large serving platter and scatter with grated egg. Slice whole anchovies lengthwise into thin strips and arrange on top.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 3 to 4 bunches escarole, tough green outer leaves discarded (1/2 to 1/3 of each head, to be saved for another use such as soup)
 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 6 chopped anchovy fillets plus 2 whole fillets
 2 tablespoons lemon juice
 1/3 to 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
 3 hard-cooked eggs, cooled, peeled, and grated on the large holes of a box grater

Directions

Step 1
1

Soak escarole in cold water and dry by rolling in a kitchen towel. Tear each leaf into 2 or 3 large pieces and chill while you make the dressing.

Step 2
2

In a mortar or a food processor, pound or whirl garlic, salt, and pepper until garlic is a paste. Add chopped anchovies and pound or process to a paste. Add lemon juice and olive oil and whisk or process to combine.

Step 3
3

Pour dressing over escarole leaves and toss thoroughly to coat. Arrange on a large serving platter and scatter with grated egg. Slice whole anchovies lengthwise into thin strips and arrange on top.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Escarole Salad with Chopped Egg and Anchovy Vinaigrette