Nutritious Fall Salads

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Orange Beet Salad w/ Fennel & Radicchio

Beautiful Fall Salad

Serves 8

Arrange this salad on a shallow platter rather than in a deep bowl to show off the colorful toppings.
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground fennel seed
  • 3 beets (½ lb.)
  • 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1 fennel bulb (1 lb.)
  • 6 oranges
  • 6 cups watercress and/or mixed field greens (6 oz.),
  • coarsely chopped
  • 1 small head radicchio (4 oz.), thinly sliced
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced (¼ cup)
  • 16 pitted kalamata olives, halved

1. To make Lemon Dressing: Whisk together all dressing ingredients in bowl or shake in jar.
2. To make Salad: Cook beets in boiling water 20 to 30 minutes, or until easily pierced with knife. Drain and cool. Cut off stem ends, and rub off peel. Cut beets into thin wedges. Toss beets with vinegar in bowl, cover, and chill.
3. Cut fennel in half lengthwise, and thinly slice each half into semicircles. Transfer to separate bowl. Cut peel from oranges, and cut orange sections from pith. Do this over bowl of fennel slices, squeezing extra juice into bowl and adding orange sections. Cover, and chill.
4. Combine greens, radicchio, and red onion on large platter. Top with fennel and oranges, then beets and olives. Drizzle 2 to 3 Tbs. Lemon Dressing over Salad. Serve remaining dressing on side.

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