Sweet & Savoury Salad

EPISODE 69

A creative mixture of greens, fruits, and nuts, this salad strikes a fine balance between sweet and savoury. The pecans are sweet and crunchy, the greens are fresh and bitter, and the fruit is a tangy burst of flavour. Assemble right before serving in order to keep the different textural components as they’re meant to be.

Ingredients – Candied Pecans
  • ¾ cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions – Candied Pecans

Place a sauté pan over medium high heat and add the pecans. Cook 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently until they’re toasted. Add the maple syrup and salt. Stir, letting the pecans caramelized in the syrup. After 2-3 minutes, remove from heat. Let them cool completely before adding to the salad right before serving.

Ingredients – Salad
  • 1 package assorted greens
  • 1½ cups finely sliced radicchio
  • ¼ cup mint, sliced
  • 2 pink grapefruits, segmented, then squeezed for juice
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
Instructions – Salad

In a large bowl, combine the greens, radicchio, berries, and grapefruits. The last two should be added right before serving in order to keep the salad dry.

Ingredients – Dressing
  • ¼ cup grapefruit juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
Instructions – Dressing

Combine the grapefruit juice you squeezed earlier, the olive oil, mustard, maple syrup, paprika, salt, and cayenne. The cayenne is just for a little heat, so go easily for since it’s very spicy.

Enjoy!

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