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RECIPE: Colorful Spinach & Grapefruit Salad

A terrific combination of flavors. Photo
courtesy Melissas.com.

 

Before citrus gives way to summer fruits, here’s a quick, colorful spring salad from Andrew Faulkner for Melissas.com, purveyor of exotic and hard-to-find fruits and vegetables.

Sweet-tart grapefruit, tasty fennel, and tangy olive flavors come together with super healthy spinach leaves and grapefruit segments.

 
RECIPE: SPINACH & GRAPEFRUIT SALAD

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 grapefruit, preferably sweeter variety such as pink or red grapefruit
  • 1 radicchio head (10 ounces) torn into bite-size pieces
  • 8 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives (or other brine-cured black olives), pitted
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    Preparation

    1. CRUSH the fennel seeds with a mallet or the back of a large spoon.

    2. COMBINE the vinegar and fennel seeds in medium bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

     
    3. PEEL and cut the grapefruits between the membranes to segment; remove the white pith from grapefruits. Stir the segments the into dressing. Let stand at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.

    4. TOSS the radicchio, spinach and olives in bowl. Add grapefruit segments and dressing to coat. Serve.
     

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