Not all salads have to be sweet. Working with the chefs at Rossio's in Delft (The Netherlands), we created this wonderful salad together. I'm very curious how you like this bitter green salad.
Just pull off the larger stems and throw the washed spinach leaves into the bowl.
Discard the tough outer leaves from the chicory and tear the remaining leaves into 2-inch pieces.
Wash and dry the chicory.
Gently toss all the remaining ingredients, except the parmesan together to distribute everything.
Mince garlic with a large heavy knife, then mash to a paste with salt using flat side of knife.
Whisk together garlic paste, red-wine vinegar and pepper, then add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified.
Just before serving, toss greens with vinaigrette.
Taste a spinach leaf to check the dressing, and add more if it needs it.
Finish with some shaved parmesan.
This is a great salad to share as a starter. (with a beer)
Restaurant Rossio, Delft Holland are supporters of Love My Salad.