Recipe: Pink Grapefruit and Radicchio Salad

  • Updated: April 18, 2012 - 3:26 PM
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A plate of pink grapefruit and radicchio salad with dates and pistachios.

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PINK GRAPEFRUIT AND RADICCHIO SALAD WITH DATES AND PISTACHIOS

Serves 4.

• 2 pink or red grapefruits

• 2 Medjool dates, pitted and thinly sliced

• 1/2 medium shallot, peeled and thinly sliced

• Fine sea salt, to taste

• 1 small head radicchio, halved and cored

• 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

• 2 tbsp. coarsely chopped pistachio nuts

• Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Slice the top and bottom off one of the grapefruits. Stand it up on a cut side and, using a small sharp knife, slice off the peel and pith, following the curve of the fruit. Save the peels (there should be some red fruit clinging to the pith). Repeat with the other grapefruit.

Slice both grapefruits into quarter-inch-thick rounds and arrange on a platter. Evenly sprinkle the dates on top.

Squeeze the juice from the grapefruit peel into a small bowl. You should have about a tablespoon. If there is less, squeeze some from one of the grapefruit slices. Add the shallot and a pinch of salt; let sit for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, thinly slice the radicchio and add to a bowl. Add the shallot and grapefruit juice and toss to combine. Toss in 3 tablespoons of the oil.

Sprinkle grapefruit slices with salt and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place a mound of the radicchio in the middle of the grapefruit, leaving a border of the fruit exposed. Sprinkle with pistachios and black pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 215 Fat 16 g Sodium 7 mg

Carbohydrates 19 g Saturated fat 2 g Calcium 40 mg

Protein 2 g Cholesterol 0 mg Dietary fiber 3 g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 3 fat.

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