Best Frisee Salad

Wash and dry the frisée, using a salad spinner or clean towel. Tear or chop the frisee into pieces.

Zest half the orange. Then segment the orange, following the instructions in How to Cut an Orange.

Thinly slice the shallot. Slice the Manchego cheese into pieces.

In a medium bowl, whisk the white wine vinegar, Dijon, maple syrup or honey, salt. Whisk in the oil 1 tablespoon at a time until a creamy dressing forms. 

Add a few grinds of fresh ground black pepper. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 weeks (bring to room temperature prior to serving).

Serve the salad: place the greens on a large platter or separate plates. Top with orange slices, shallot, cheese, sliced almonds, orange zest, and mint leaves.

Drizzle with about 3 to 4 tablespoons of the dressing, to taste.