Roasted Carrot, Hazelnut & Radicchio Salad With Honey & Orange Recipe

Sometimes a salad doesn’t seem like quite enough food for a full meal. This salad is not one of those. It’s filling and will keep you full. With lots of complementary flavors and textures, you’ll love this winter salad.

Try it with blood oranges, tangerines, or your favorite citrus fruit.

Roasted Carrot, Hazelnut & Radicchio Salad With Honey & Orange Recipe

1 blood orange, Cara Cara orange or tangerine
2 pounds young heirloom carrots, scrubbed
3 small or 2 large shallots, quartered
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon honey
1 small head radicchio, torn into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
flaked sea salt such as Maldon

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Take two swipes of peel off the orange with a vegetable peeler and set the orange aside. Toss together the carrots, shallots, orange zest and 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium bowl. Season with fine sea salt and pepper, toss again and spread out on a baking sheet. Roast until the carrots are fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Place the orange on the cutting board and cut off a little bit from both ends to create flat surfaces. Set the orange on one of the flat ends. Using a large, sharp knife, shave off the skin, peel and as much of the pith as possible along the curve of the fruit. Squeeze any juices from the skin into a small bowl and reserve. Working over the bowl with the juices with a sharp paring knife, hold the orange in your nondominant hand and use your dominant hand to cut the segment along the mem­brane. Cut along the opposing membrane (in a V), releasing the segment and collecting any juices and the fruit itself in the bowl below. Repeat with all the segments, then squeeze any remaining juices from the membranes and toss. Whisk together the juice with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and the honey. Taste with a tip of radicchio; the dressing should be subtly sweet and not too bitter. Arrange the radicchio on a platter. Arrange the roasted carrots, shallots, and orange segments over the radicchio and top with the hazelnuts. Drizzle with the dressing and sprinkle with flaked sea salt. Serve immediately.

Courtesy of http://www.foodrepublic.com

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