Sweet Fresh Herb Salad

Looking for a bright yet satisfying salad for a summer lunch or dinner? Try this combination of fresh herbs over chicory.

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 head radicchio, sliced
  • 2 heads endive, sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb, ends removed
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 8 radishes, ends removed
  • 2 golden beets, peeled
  • 1 cup Marcona almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 6 dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 8 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Preparation

  1. With a mandolin on an 1/8 inch thickness setting, slice beets, carrots, fennel and radishes.
  2. Combine sliced vegetables with radicchio and endive in a large salad bowl.
  3. In a measuring cup, combine olive oil, balsamic and salt & pepper and whisk together.
  4. Add the herbs, 1/2 the almonds, 1/2 the dates and 1/2 the goat cheese to the salad bowl and drizzle dressing over the top.
  5. Toss and serve, using the remaining almonds, dates and goat cheese for garnish.

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