Adding chiles to green salads is a good way to enhance to the flavor and healthfulness of leafy greens. (Chiles are incredibly healthy, because of the capsaicin they contain, which is very healing and is the world’s strongest antioxidant. One can truly never eat too many chiles!) There are many ways to add chiles to a salad; you can add fresh chiles, pickled or parched chiles, ground hot or mild chile, chile-infused vinegar or oil—the chile factor by whisking pure ground chile into a simple vinaigrette.
13 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon pure ground hot or mild red chile, or to taste
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1. Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl until thoroughly combined. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.