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Radicchio, Fennel and Orange Healthy Dinner Salad with Tahini Dressing

Greens. The thing we need the most of and eat the least of.  Greens are your “super food”.  And what better way to enjoy greens than a raw healthy dinner salad!

 

Radicchio, Fennel and Orange Salad with Tahini Dressing

 

Greens Nutrient Hit List

  1. Greens are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plant-based phytonutrients that help protect you from heart disease, inflammation, and diabetes.
  2. Greens have been shown to cut your risk of skin cancer by 50%, (see: Plant Based Prevention).
  3. They also help fight many other cancers. And greens are the perfect starter for a healthy dinner salad.

In this recipe, we are using a “green” that is actually purple, radicchio. A member of the chicory family, radicchio is high in antioxidants, phytonutrients, it’s also a great source of selenium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, B-vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E and folate.

I combined radicchio with fennel and orange in this hearty salad. The tahini dressing bridges the flavors and creates the perfect balance between bitter and sweet. I hope this will be one of your favorites. For more information of the health benefits of fennel, click here: Fennel.

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13 Comments

  1. luna wrote on March 10, 2016

    I ll try it today..looks so good.. can t wait!!

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    • Susan wrote on March 14, 2016

      Hi, Luna, I hope you love it! Cheers!

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    • Susan wrote on February 21, 2015

      Lauren, thank you!

      Reply
  2. Kiano Moju wrote on February 20, 2015

    I love using tahini to balance out the bitterness of the radicchio

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  3. Rachel @ The Stay At Home Chef wrote on February 19, 2015

    I am totally intrigued by this combination. LOVE fennel. I’m sure it combines great with the radicchio and the mandarins.

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    • Susan wrote on February 19, 2015

      Thank you, Martha!

      Reply
  4. Kristina wrote on February 19, 2015

    I love fennel, and tahini + maple is one of my go to combinations – this salad was made for me!

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    • Susan wrote on February 19, 2015

      It’s a fun combination! So glad you like it, too. Cheers!

      Reply
  5. Dawn Thomas wrote on February 11, 2015

    Love the colors in this! Radicchio is something I always forget about, so thanks for the pretty reminder 🙂

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    • Susan wrote on February 19, 2015

      You are welcome! Can’t wait to see what you do with Radicchio! Cheers!

      Reply

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