Roasted Fennel and Beet Salad

Roasted Fennel and Beet SaladRecipe

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth

Toasted walnuts give Roasted Fennel and Beet Salad a crunchy quality like no other. Not only that, but the color and flavor contrast of this salad make it top of its class.

Serves: 4


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2 whole fennel bulbs (about 1 3/4 lb. total), tops removed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 medium oranges
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (not nonfat)
1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. tahini
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 cup sliced radicchio
1 8.8-oz. package precooked beets (about 4 small), cut into wedges
1/4 cup walnut halves, toasted


Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

1. Place a rack in center of oven and preheat to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Slice fennel bulbs in half lengthwise, through root end. Thinly slice 1 half crosswise and transfer to a large bowl. Quarter remaining 3 halves lengthwise, making 12 wedges. On baking sheet, toss wedges with oil and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and roast, turning once, until golden brown on both sides and tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

2. Slice tops and bottoms from oranges and remove peel and pith with a small paring knife, cutting from top to bottom all around orange. Working over bowl with fennel slices, cut segments from oranges, slicing between membranes and letting segments drop into bowl. Squeeze juice from membranes into bowl; discard membranes and seeds.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, tahini, 1 tsp. lemon juice, cumin, garlic and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper.

4. Add radicchio, roasted fennel and remaining 2 tsp. lemon juice to bowl with fennel slices and orange segments; toss gently. Spoon half of yogurt mixture onto 4 plates. Divide salad evenly among plates and top with beets and walnuts. Serve remaining yogurt mixture on the side.

Created date

December 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 275
Fat 15 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 10 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 310 mg
Calcium 182 mg