Photo: Jan Smith
6 servings (serving size: 2 1/3 cups)

Make vinaigrette, toast nuts, and prepare greens up to two days in advance. Substitute walnut or olive oil if hazelnut oil isn't available. To reduce prep time, you can use bagged Italian blend greens.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare vinaigrette, combine juice and cranberries in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until most of liquid evaporates. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar, shallots, and garlic. Drizzle oil into pan, stirring with a whisk until blended. Stir in salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cool vinaigrette to room temperature.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 3

To prepare salad, combine walnuts and next 5 ingredients (through 1/8 teaspoon pepper); toss well. Spread on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes or until toasted.

Step 4

Combine radicchio and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette and walnuts; toss well.

Ratings & Reviews

carolfitz's Review

January 19, 2013
Excellent and beautiful salad (much more attractive than the photo). Subbed torn whole-leaf spinach for baby and tossed only the apples & greens with the vinaigrette, reserved the spiced walnuts & cheese to top the individual salads.

fabfoodie914's Review

November 24, 2011
I make this every year at Thanksgiving and it always gets rave reviews. Absolutely delicious!

hollymaster1's Review

September 14, 2011
This salad is excellent. The dressing is really easy and great to toss over any kind of lettuce.