One trick with escarole is to make sure you are using a sweet enough dressing to offset the bitterness. I accomplished that with a dressing of sherry and rice vinegar, and then, just to hedge my bets, I added some perfectly ripe peaches to the mix. The result was one of the best salads I've had in years.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk olive oil, rice vinegar, sherry vinegar, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper in a bowl until smooth.

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  • Place escarole, peach slices, goat cheese, and walnuts in a large bowl; drizzle in vinegar mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

190.6 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 4.2g 1% DV; fat 17.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 15.2mg 5% DV; sodium 111.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
This is amazing! I have to admit I didn't have escarole so I used spring mix and fresh spinach. Also subbed sherry cooking wine for sherry vinegar because I had it on hand. Soooo good! Read More
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14 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
This is amazing! I have to admit I didn't have escarole so I used spring mix and fresh spinach. Also subbed sherry cooking wine for sherry vinegar because I had it on hand. Soooo good! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2013
Loved it but all escarole was a bit much. I did 1/2 spring mix. Toasted pecans worked too. Great summer salad and beautiful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2012
Used curly endive (frisée) since store was out of escarole. Liking the use of different greens for salads getting tired of spring mix and romaine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2014
Simple and amazing; paired it with the Maple Salmon recipe and had one delicious meal. I did have to substitue balsamic for sherry vinegar but I don't know if anyone would ever know the difference. Also I doubled the peaches and goat cheese only because the peaches were in season and perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2015
Absolutely loved this recipe. I didn't have sherry vinegar on hand so substituted a high quality balsamic. But it was such a great recipe I may hunt down some sherry vinegar so I can try it exactly as written. The fresh peaches tangy escarole are a remarkable pairing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2018
Yum yum yum. The salad was great. The dressing was great. I will be eating this for dinner twice a month for the foreseeable future. I had boursin cheese (garlic and herb) on hand and used that instead of plain goat cheese...very nice. I served a leftover bit of pork chop on the side which loves peach so all good. Thanks for another great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
Forget all those substitutions - this is incredible as is! I've never been a fan of escarole but after my first bit of this salad I wanted to stick my whole face in the bowl and graze like a cow. DEEE-licious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2020
Loved this recipe. Used balsamic vinegar and romaine lettuce as others have. Added fried wantons for crunch and garlic lemon grilled chicken to make it a dinner. YUM!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2020
So refreshing on this hot summer day with exquisitely ripe peaches! We will be doing this recipe again! Read More