Photo: Thomas J. Story
Total Time
25 Mins
Yield
Serves 6

Crisp bites of bitter radicchio make an excellent match for dressing sweetened with a drizzle of reduced cider. For a more substantial salad, Piper Davis, co-owner and cuisine director at Grand Central Bakery in Portland and Seattle, suggests adding matchsticks of sharp, nutty cheddar cheese, like Beecher's Flagship, to her recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together cider reduction, mayonnaise, honey, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a small bowl until smooth.

Step 2

Cut radicchio in half and cut out core. Set radicchio on its side and thinly slice lengthwise; transfer to a medium bowl. Put 2 tbsp. lemon juice in a small bowl. Cut apple in half lengthwise, core, and set flat on work surface. Cut into matchsticks, tossing them in bowl of lemon juice as you go.

Step 3

Add apple and walnuts to radicchio and toss with dressing. Add more salt, pepper, and lemon juice if you like. Divide among salad plates and sprinkle with parsley.

Grand Central Bakery, Portland and Seattle

Ratings & Reviews

Oliveoil's Review

Oliveoil
November 17, 2013
Love the dressing.

piacere's Review

piacere
October 06, 2013
Easy and delicious. Used Pink Pearl apples which are particularly tart (and pretty too) and radicchio. Reduced mayo by a bit. Using the chef's note suggestion, added in matchsticks of Beecher's Flagship cheese too. Definitely a keeper. And the cider reduction is golden for all kinds of uses. Next time will try subbing whole milk Greek yogurt for the mayo.