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Winter Salad of Radicchio, Italian Parsley, Winter Onion and Oranges

January 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Dinner, Gardening, Low-Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter Recipes

I couldn’t believe that I still had parsely in the garden, even after the snow.  It’s amazing how hearty parsley is and how it survives this far into the winter.  You’ll find parsley in the farmer’s markets along with other winter vegetables like radicchio, kale and root vegetables.  Try this winter salad made with radicchio, parsley and winter onions.  If you have any Clementines left over from the holidays, you can throw these in, too.  It’s a great first course before serving a hearty winter soup with some crusty bread.

2 heads of Radicchio, torn or cut into small pieces
one winter onion (use scallions otherwise) slicing thinly the bottom and stalk
2 clementines, peeled and sectioned 
1/2 cup of chopped fresh parsely
EVOO  and red wine vinegar to dress your salad
Salt and pepper to taste

Toss all ingredients with a generous drizzle of olive oil and splash of red wine vinegar.  I don’t recommend salad dressing or the use of Balsamic vinegar, as these will overpower the taste of the radicchio and detract from the vibrant colors of this salad.

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