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Radicchio, Orange and Walnut Salad Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 head of radicchio, chopped
- 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
- 1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- None

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped radicchio, orange segments, and chopped walnuts.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until everything is evenly coated.
4. Serve immediately.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: None
- Serve at room temperature
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories per serving: 220
- Total fat: 18g
- Saturated fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 80mg
- Total carbohydrates: 14g
- Dietary fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 9g
- Protein: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Radicchio can be substituted with any other leafy greens such as arugula or spinach.
- Walnuts can be substituted with any other nuts such as almonds or pecans.
- Red wine vinegar can be substituted with apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar.
- Honey can be substituted with maple syrup or agave nectar.

- Add sliced red onions or diced avocado for extra flavor and texture.
- Top with crumbled feta or goat cheese for a creamy element.
- Use blood oranges instead of regular oranges for a more colorful salad.

Tips and tricks:
- To make this salad ahead of time, prepare the dressing and store it separately from the salad ingredients. Toss everything together right before serving.
- Toast the walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat for a few minutes to enhance their flavor.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
- This salad is best served cold and does not need to be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the salad in a large bowl or on individual plates.
- Garnish with additional chopped walnuts or orange segments.

- Chopped walnuts
- Orange segments

- This salad pairs well with grilled chicken or fish.

Suggested side dishes:
- Garlic bread
- Roasted vegetables

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the dressing is too tart, add more honey to balance out the flavors.

Food safety advice:
- Wash all produce thoroughly before using.

Food history:
- Radicchio is a type of chicory that originated in Italy and is commonly used in salads and as a garnish.

Flavor profiles:
- Bitter from the radicchio
- Sweet from the oranges and honey
- Nutty from the walnuts

Serving suggestions:
- Serve this salad as a light lunch or as a side dish with dinner.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Tangy, Bitter, Sweet, Nutty