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Blood Orange, Radicchio, & Butter Lettuce Salad

Author: Eliza Adam
Serves: Serves 4

This fairly simple yet colorful salad plays on different textures and flavors of bitter radicchio, sweet butter lettuce, and tart blood orange.
Blood Orange, Radicchio, & Butter Lettuce Salad

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

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.