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Radicchio Waldorf Salad with Cider Dressing

Serves 6

Total Time
25 mins

Crisp bites of bitter radicchio make an excellent match for dressing sweetened with a drizzle of reduced cider. For a more substantial salad, Piper Davis, co-owner and cuisine director at Grand Central Bakery in Portland and Seattle, suggests adding matchsticks of sharp, nutty cheddar cheese, like Beecher's Flagship, to her recipe.

su-Radicchio Waldorf Salad with Cider Dressing

Photo: Thomas J. Story
 1/4 cup Cider Reduction
 1/4 cup mayonnaise
 2 teaspoons honey
  About 3/4 tsp. flake sea salt, such as Jacobsen
  About 1/2 tsp. pepper
 1 head radicchio (8 oz.) or small head red cabbage
  About 2 tbsp. lemon juice
 1 tart-sweet apple, such as Pink Lady
 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Step 1

Whisk together cider reduction, mayonnaise, honey, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a small bowl until smooth.

Step 2

Cut radicchio in half and cut out core. Set radicchio on its side and thinly slice lengthwise; transfer to a medium bowl. Put 2 tbsp. lemon juice in a small bowl. Cut apple in half lengthwise, core, and set flat on work surface. Cut into matchsticks, tossing them in bowl of lemon juice as you go.

Step 3

Add apple and walnuts to radicchio and toss with dressing. Add more salt, pepper, and lemon juice if you like. Divide among salad plates and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 152Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.9g16%

Saturated Fat 1.1g6%
Cholesterol 2.6mg1%
Sodium 273mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 16g6%

Dietary Fiber 1.4g6%
Protein 2.3g5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.