Blood Orange, Radicchio, & Butter Lettuce Salad

Eliza Adam

Serving Size: Serves 4

This fairly simple yet colorful salad plays on different textures and flavors of bitter radicchio, sweet butter lettuce, and tart blood orange.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 head butter lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 1 small head of radicchio, torn into pieces
  • 2 blood oranges
  • ¼ C slivered almonds, toasted
  • ½ C feta cheese, crumbled

Dressing

  • ¼ C blood orange juice
  • 1 T shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 T sherry vinegar
  • 1 t. Dijon mustard
  • ½ t. honey
  • 2⁄3 C extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Whisk blood orange juice, shallots, vinegar, mustard, and honey in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Using a small sharp knife, peel the blood oranges and remove all of the bitter pith. Working over a small bowl, cut between membranes to release orange segments. Toss butter lettuce and radicchio in a large bowl and divide the mixture among four plates. Divide orange segments, almonds, and feta cheese among plates. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.