This tangy winter salad recipe combines oranges and grapefruit with flavorful bitter greens. Green olives and a sprinkling of Manchego or feta cheese top off this delicious salad. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine onion, vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, reserving 6 tablespoons of the cooking liquid in a large bowl. (Discard the rest.) Set the onion and liquid aside separately to cool.

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  • Meanwhile, slice off an end of each orange and grapefruit so they stand upright. In careful sculpting slices, cut off the remaining peel and white pith. Slice the fruit into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Remove any seeds. Set the rounds aside.

  • To make the dressing, add garlic and salt to the reserved onion-cooking liquid. Whisk in oil until well combined. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dressing in a small bowl.

  • Add escarole, radicchio and parsley to the dressing in the large bowl; toss well to coat. Arrange the greens on a large serving platter. Top with the citrus rounds, the reserved onion, cheese and olives. Drizzle the reserved dressing over the top.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate onions (Step 1) and dressing (Step 3) in separate containers for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; 11.2 g total fat; 3.4 g saturated fat; 13 mg cholesterol; 428 mg sodium. 291 mg potassium; 13.3 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 3.7 g protein; 1687 IU vitamin a iu; 41 mg vitamin c; 69 mcg folate; 127 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 21 mg magnesium;

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01/20/2013
Delicious We had some friends over for dinner last night and I served this salad along with the Pork and Prune Ragout (also on this site). I couldn't find escarole so I substituted Swiss Chard I cut way back on the onions because not everyone likes a lot of onions and I forgot the olives. These variations notwithstanding the salad turned out really well and I received several compliments. One tip: if you haven't peeled grapefruit this way before you might want to allow a little extra time. This was my first time but with a bit of practice and a sharp knife I managed quite well. Pros: Tastes great Cons: Orange & grapefruit prep time Read More