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Red Winter Salad With Beets & Hazelnuts

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 25 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

This red winter salad isn’t just pretty — it will nourish you. Like endive and another favorite bitter green, escarole, radicchio is a member of the chicory family and is rich in cancer-fighting vitamins...


  • 1 cup of red grapes, washed (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnuts
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons water (optional)
  • 1 to 2 small cooked and peeled beets, drained and julienned
  • 1 large head of radicchio or Treviso or 2 heads of Belgian endive
  • 2 cups arugula
  • Sea salt, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


157 cals


13 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

9 g


12 g


8 g


2 g


2 g


270 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a small sheet pan with parchment. Roast the grapes, if using, until they have shriveled, burst and given up their juices, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile toast the hazelnuts in a heavy pan until they just start to color. Turn out onto a cloth, fold to cover the nuts, and roll in the cloth to remove the skins. Roughly chop. Set aside.
  3. In the bottom of a large salad bowl, beat the oil, vinegar, water if using, and salt to taste until blended. Add in the hazelnuts, the roasted grapes if using, and the beets. Toss together. Leave to sit for 10-15 minutes to let the flavors develop.
  4. Meantime pull apart the radicchio and stack the leaves in a pile. Slice into a thick julienne lengthwise. If using Treviso or endive, quarter them, cut out the cores, and slice into a thick julienne. Toss together with the arugula and pile on top of the beet mixture. When ready to eat, toss together with the beets and hazelnuts.

Chef Tips

Beets and hazelnuts are a marriage made in heaven and great on their own.

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