Meatless Monday: Grapefruit Radicchio Salad with Caramelized Pecans

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grapefruit meatless mondaysRecipe by Amy, Cooking with Amy.

Skip the pecan pie this holiday season with this Grapefruit Radicchio Salad recipe!

Pecans are candied in a skillet with caramelized sugar, then seasoned slightly savory with smoked paprika and salt. These salty sweet nuts are the perfect accent to sit atop this salad of hearty cabbage, spicy radicchio and tart grapefruit. What a great way to satisfy that holiday sweet tooth!

Grapefruit Radicchio Salad
Serves 4
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  1. 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  2. 2 teaspoons sugar
  3. 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  4. a pinch of salt
  5. 2 cups radicchio, shredded
  6. 1 cup Napa cabbage, shredded
  7. 1 grapefruit
  8. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  9. 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  1. Toss the pecans with the sugar and 1 teaspoon of water in a small bowl. Transfer the
  2. pecans to a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3
  3. minutes, or until the sugar gets very brown. Take the pan off of heat and sprinkle with the
  4. smoked paprika and a pinch of salt. Stir well, taking care to ensure the nuts are separated,
  5. and let the pecans cool in the pan.
  6. Toss the radicchio and cabbage together in a medium sized bowl. Peel the grapefruit with
  7. a knife. Cut between the membranes to remove only the segments and drop the grapefruit
  8. segments into the bowl.
  9. Squeeze the remaining grapefruit juice from the membranes and peel onto the cabbage
  10. and grapefruit segments. Add the olive oil and vinegar to the cabbage and grapefruit,
  11. taking care to toss to ensure the dressing is evenly distributed.
  12. Divide the salad into 4 servings, top with the candied pecans and enjoy!
  1. Calories 141.5
  2. Calories from Fat 106
  3. Total Fat 11.8 g
  4. Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  5. Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  6. Sodium 6.3 mg
  7. Total Carbohydrate 9.4 g
  8. Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
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Here are some Thanksgiving recipes you can try along with this bright, healthy dish!

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Meatless Monday is global movement with a simple message: once a week, cut the meat. Launched in 2003, Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, working in collaboration with the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Our goal is to reduce meat consumption by 15 percent for our personal health and the health of the planet. Follow Meatless Monday on Pinterest.

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