Radicchio Salad with Cara Cara & Shaved Black Radish

This lovely salad is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest gray day.

Ingredients:
1 head Rosalba radicchio, halved, cored and shredded like slaw
2 cups baby arugula
2 cups microgreens
2 Cara Cara oranges, peeled and sliced into thin half-rounds
½ cup Black Spanish radish, shaved with a vegetable peeler
½ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ cup olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Place the shallots in a small shallow bowl and pour the vinegar over them. Set aside for 10 minutes to macerate.

2. In a large serving bowl, combine the radicchio, arugula, microgreens, orange rounds and shaved radish.

3. In a 1-cup glass measuring cup, whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. While whisking, slowly add in the olive oil. Pour enough of the vinaigrette over the salad to moisten well. Sprinkle with an additional pinch of salt, toss well and serve.

Baby Kale Salad with Root Vegetables & Apple

Packed with crisp carrots, rutabagas and kale, this super-healthy salad from Food & Wine is incredibly refreshing.

Ingredients:
1 large bunch baby Lacinato kale (about 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ cup, plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 medium carrot, julienned
1 tart apple, peeled and julienned
1 cup peeled and julienned rutabaga
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Method:
1. In a large bowl, massage the kale with the vinegar, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the lemon zest and juice, soy sauce, honey and remaining ¼ cup of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Toss the carrot, apple, rutabaga and scallions with the kale. Add the dressing and toss again. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Radicchio & Apple Salad with Italian Vinaigrette

Tart, crunchy and crisp, this salad celebrates the classic combination of apple and radicchio.

Ingredients:
1 head Rosabella radicchio, cored and thinly sliced
2 fennel bulbs, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 large sweet-tart apple, such Pink Lady, cored and sliced
F&L Italian Vinaigrette
¼ toasted nuts, such as pecans or hazelnuts
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Combine apple slices, fennel and radicchio in a large bowl.

2. Pour about ¼ cup of the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

3. Taste, and gradually add more dressing to your liking. Garnish with reserved fennel fronds and toasted nuts.

Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

This hearty salad is accented by apples, dried cranberries and a tart Meyer lemon dressing.

Ingredients:
3 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
2 cups thinly chopped Lacinato kale
1 apple, finely diced
2 small avocados (or 1 large) diced
½ cup shaved almonds
½ cup dried cranberries
Dressing:
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 small Meyer lemons
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

Method:
1. Add salad ingredients to a large bowl.

2. Prepare dressing by mixing together mustard, olive oil, lemons, and maple syrup together with a fork until smooth.

3. Drizzle dressing over salad ingredients, and toss together until evenly coated.

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