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Radicchio and Apples in Pine-nut Vinaigrette

This irresistible combination of apples with bitter radicchio, buttery pine nuts, and a rich, sweet-tart dressing is from Clarklewis, a restaurant in Portland, Oregon. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes.

Sunset FEBRUARY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup hard apple cider
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • About 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 head radicchio, halved, cored, and cut into 1/4-in. strips
  • 2 Pinova, Gala, Honeycrisp, or other crisp apples, quartered, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 6 slices prosciutto
  • 1/4 cup parmesan shavings
  • Freshly ground black pepper


1. Put cider and honey in a small pan over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced to a syrup (about 1 tbsp.), 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Put shallot, vinegar, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a medium bowl and let sit 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, put 1/4 cup pine nuts into a mortar and use pestle to work into a rough paste. Set aside. Stir cider syrup into the shallot-vinegar mixture, then whisk in olive oil. Stir in pine-nut paste to create a creamy dressing and add salt to taste.

3. Put radicchio in a large bowl. Drizzle with half of the dressing and toss thoroughly. Toss in apples, adding more dressing if necessary to coat the salad. Divide salad among 6 plates. Top each salad with prosciutto, parmesan, remaining 1/4 cup pine nuts, and pepper, dividing evenly.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 239
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Protein: 6.9g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated fat: 3.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Sodium: 386mg
  • Cholesterol: 9.9mg

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