A big, colorful salad is a welcome sight at Thanksgiving. The rich cheese and ginger-apple cider dressing unites the fruit with the greens.

Angela Brassinga
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Credit: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Claire Spollen

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1 hr
Serves 10 to 12


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Instructions Checklist
  • Make dressing: Combine apple cider vinegar, ginger, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until honey dissolves and ingredients are well combined. Add oil and shake vigorously to mix well.

  • In a bowl, toss radicchio with 3 tbsp. vinaigrette until leaves are coated evenly. Cover and leave at room temperature, at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.

  • Just before serving, add butter lettuce, romaine, and pear slices and toss gently. Scatter with cheese.

  • Make ahead: Dressing, up to 2 weeks ahead, chilled; other ingredients can be prepped several hours ahead and chilled separately (toss pears with a little lemon juice to prevent browning).

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; calories from fat 69%; protein 3.6g; fat 12g; saturated fat 2.8g; carbohydrates 9.9g; fiber 1.8g; sodium 207mg; cholesterol 6.5mg.