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Kumquat Radish Salad with Dukkah

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This delightful kumquat salad with watermelon radishes, radicchio, and dukkah seasoning is a bright pop of flavor. It's bursting with seasonal produce and topped with a delicious, nutty blend.

If you like complex flavors, bitter greens, and bright citrus, you will love this salad.

A large wooden salad bowl with a greens, radicchio, kumquats, watermelon radishes, and tongs.

Why You'll Love this Salad

This salad has a lovely mix of flavors from the tangy kumquats to the rich and nutty dukkah. The radicchio gives it a lovely bitter punch, that I promise is not overpowering - it adds just the right level of flavor. Watermelon radishes have a little sweet to them as well as a peppery kick that's unexpectedly delightful.

All around, this is a perfect winter into spring salad that both looks beautiful and tastes great. It's a great accompaniment for some roasted chicken or fish or served alongside some pasta.

A head of lettuce, a bowl of kumquats, a head of raddichio, a bowl of dukkah, a bowl of olive oil, and a watermelon radish.

Ingredients You'll Need

For the Base - You'll want a whole head of romaine lettuce and half a head of radicchio. Roughly chop the romaine and thinly slice the radicchio.

Veggie & Fruit Toppings - You'll need a cup of kumquats; slice them into coins and a watermelon radish, thinly sliced into half moons.

Seasonings - you'll need 1/4 cup of dukkah seasoning to sprinkle on the top. You can make your own dukkah or purchase it. You'll also top the salad with 2 tablespoons of good olive oil and a teaspoon of kosher salt and a half teaspoon of ground black pepper.

A salad bowl with shredded radicchio, sliced watermelon radish, and slices kumquats.

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A large wooden salad bowl with a greens, radicchio, kumquats, and watermelon radishes.

Tips for Making this Recipe

Specialty Ingredients - I highly recommend making your own dukkah blend and having it on hand! You can use it to top avocado toast, salads, or fish.

Storing Tips - Because the greens in this recipe are sturdier, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to two days. If you need to make it ahead of time, add the olive oil before serving.

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Yield: 6 servings

Kumquat Radish Salad with Dukkah

A large wooden salad bowl with a greens, radicchio, kumquats, and watermelon radishes.

This bright and tangy salad is a delicious side dish for fish, pasta, or chicken.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 head radicchio, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup kumquats, sliced into coins
  • 1 watermelon radish, halved and sliced into half-moons
  • 1/4 cup dukkah seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the romaine, radicchio, kumquats, and radishes in a bowl. Toss to combine.
  2. Top with the dukkah, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss again and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  3. If plating, reserve a tablespoon of the dukkah and sprinkle it on before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 521mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g

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