This recipe fit the bill on a cold and rainy Tuesday. The warm fennel and apples were savory and cozy, wilting the radicchio just enough, with buttery toasted walnuts, a burst of tart from the cranberries and a splash of fresh orange juice. Love. I ate two HUGE bowls for lunch and more with dinner (added in some SCD legal chicken apple sausage).
-I head of radicchio, cored, sliced and washed
-2 navel oranges
-3 fennel bulbs, sliced
-2 large red apples, peeled and sliced (I used Fuji)
-1 cup walnuts
-1 cup dried cranberries (sugar free and sulfur free)
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-Oil of choice
1. In a large sauté skillet, add a drizzle of oil, salt, and fennel and sauté on med heat for about 5 minutes, or until slightly tender. Add apples and walnuts and continue to sauté on med/low until apples are just tender. Remove from heat.
2. Build your salad.
3. To a plate, add a few handfuls of radicchio. Top with warm fennel and apple sauté, cranberries, and serve with 1/2 an orange. Use the orange as the “dressing.”