Honeyed Pecan Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette
Makes 8 servings
Radicchio is an exotic Italian salad ingredient related to chicory. Its garnet color adds vibrancy
to tossed green salads. Radicchio has a peppery flavor that is countered in this salad by the
sweetened nuts and Tangerine Vinaigrette.
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
½ cup tangerine juice
½ cup canola oil
In a 2-cup jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine sugar, dry mustard and salt. Add rice vinegar, tangerine juice and canola oil.
1 cup pecan halves
⅛ cup honey
1 teaspoon sugar
8 handfuls Boston lettuce leaves, torn into bite-size pieces
1 cup shredded radicchio
1 tangerine, peeled, sectioned and cut in half width-wise
¼ cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 325°F. On a parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet, toss pecans with honey; arrange in a single layer and bake for 12–15 minutes. Transfer nuts to a piece of foil that has been lightly coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle nuts with sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, toss Boston lettuce leaves with radicchio. Shake vinaigrette and lightly coat lettuce leaves with dressing (you will have extra vinaigrette: refrigerate unused portion). Divide lettuce onto 8 salad plates. Top lettuce leaves with tangerine pieces, cranberries and honeyed pecans. Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of: Healthyaging.net