Yield: 2 servings for lunch or 4 servings as a side
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 head butter lettuce, separated into leaves
2 thin slices bacon, cooked until crisp and broken into bite-size pieces
2 hard-boiled eggs, halved and lightly salted and peppered
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
1 1/2 ounces Roquefort or other blue cheese, crumbled
Whisk to combine the vinegar, oil, chives and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.
Toss the lettuce with the dressing in a large salad bowl. Divide the lettuce between 2 large bowls or plates. Divide the bacon, eggs, nuts and cheese between the 2 plates, layering them in that order.
bacon recipe source: Valerie Bertinelli
, "Best Girls' Night In," Valerie's Home Cooking; adapted from One Dish at a Time: Delicious Recipes from My Italian-American Childhood and Beyond by Valerie Bertinelli (Rodale, 2012).