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Escarole-and-Brussels Sprout Salad


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  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 medium red onion, halved lengthwise and very thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 small garlic clove, minced
  • Two 3/4-pound heads of escarole, white and light green leaves only, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 1 cup marcona almonds, chopped



Step 1

In a medium bowl, whisk 1/2 cup of the vinegar with the sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until the sugar dissolves. Add the onion and toss. Let stand at room temperature, tossing occasionally, until the onion is bright pink and crisp-tender, about 30 minutes. Drain well.
In a serving bowl, whisk the buttermilk with the olive oil, pepper, garlic and the remaining 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Season the dressing with salt. Add the escarole, brussels sprouts, almonds and pickled onion and toss. Season with salt and toss again; serve.
MAKE AHEAD The undressed salad can be refrigerated for up to 6 hours. The dressing can be refrigerated overnight.

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