Endive, Radicchio, and Orange Salad with Mint Vinaigrette
This zingy mélange of endive, radicchio, and orange with mint vinaigrette is a great way to start any Thanksgiving dinner.
Reprinted from Mediterranean Fresh: A Compendium of One-Plate Salad Meals and Mix-and-Match Dressings
by Joyce Goldstein. Copyright © 2008 by Joyce Goldstein. With the permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
This recipe is from O's Thanksgiving menu
Servings: Serves 6
- 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 1/4 cups olive oil
- 3 small heads Belgian endive red or white
- 2 medium or 3 small heads radicchio
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves plus 1/4 cup slivered mint for garnish (optional)
- 3/4 cup mint vinaigrette
- 3 blood or navel oranges peeled, pithed, and seeds removed, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
To make mint vinaigrette: Combine 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup chopped mint in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let steep for about 10 minutes. Strain into a mixing bowl, pressing leaves against strainer to extract all liquid (there will be about 1/4 cup). Add remaining ingredients; whisk together.
To make salad: Remove root ends from endive and separate leaves. Cut radicchio heads in half and pull apart leaves. Wash and dry. Toss endive, radicchio, and mint leaves with vinaigrette. Distribute among 6 salad plates. Top with orange slices. Sprinkle with slivered mint if desired. Serve immediately.
Printed from Oprah.com on March 8, 2014
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