Recipes and Cooking Escarole Bistro Salad with Bacon Winter produce is not limited to citrus. Try winter-fresh escarole as the base of this fresh side salad to put more of winter's offerings to work in your dinner recipes. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 1, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 slices bacon, chopped ½ cup coarse bread crumbs* or panko 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley ¼ cup olive oil 1 shallot, finely chopped ¼ cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 small head escarole, trimmed and leaves separated Lemon wedges Directions In a large skillet cook bacon over medium until browned and crisp; transfer to paper towels to drain, reserving drippings. Add bread crumbs and 2 cloves garlic to skillet. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until bread crumbs are browned. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in bacon and chopped parsley. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet. Heat over medium. Add remaining garlic and the shallot to skillet, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar, mustard, salt, and black pepper until combined. Whisk in remaining olive oil. Arrange escarole on a platter. Spoon dressing over. Top with bread crumb mixture and, if desired, additional parsley. Serve with lemon wedges. Serves 4. * In a food processor process one slice of artisanal bread until coarse crumbs form. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 230 Calories 18g Fat 12g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 230 % Daily Value * Total Fat 18g 23% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 12mg 4% Sodium 536mg 23% Total Carbohydrate 12g 4% Total Sugars 1g Protein 7g Vitamin C 17mg 85% Calcium 80mg 6% Iron 1.6mg 9% Potassium 599mg 13% Folate, total 189.7mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.