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Red Bell Pepper and Frisée Salad

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Piment d’Espelette is a spicy red pepper powder from the Basque region of France, where it is used in everything from sausages and hams to eggs, vegetables, and meat dishes.

Makes4 to 6 servings

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe Coursecold appetizer, side dish

Dietary Considerationegg-free, lactose-free, peanut free, tree nut free, vegan

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturegarlicky, herby, tangy

Type of Dishfirst course salad

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon piment d’Espelette (see note)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • Coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  • ½ pound frisee, white and light yellow parts only
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 2 bunches scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Instructions

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, piment d’Espelette, and garlic. Season to taste with salt.

In a large salad bowl, toss together the frisée, bell peppers, scallions, onion, and parsley. Add the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.

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