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Radicchio and Acorn Squash Salad

Radicchio and Acorn Squash Salad

Radicchio and Acorn Squash Salad is going to be the biggest hit at your next fall gathering. This salad has not one but two Chicories! Radicchio & Castelfranco! Can you spot the castelfranco?! 

Fall the the perfect time of year to start adding some more filling ingredients to your salads. We love adding a variety of winter squashes! Acorn is one of our favorites, but we also love delicata, butternut, and queensland pumpkins. 

It has the best of  your fall favorites:

  • Acorn Squash
  • Pomegranates
  • Fuyu Persimmon
  • Bosc Pear
  • Pumpkin Seeds 

With all those fall goodies this salad is colorful and beautiful! We’ve paired this salad with a light vinaigrette to give this salad a light taste. 

Bring this dish to your Thanksgiving or friendsgiving gathering. This salad is light, colorful, and will leave plenty of room for those heavy comfort foods like mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, stuffing. 

Pair this Salad with a light Vinigaret

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Radicchio and Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

Radicchio and Acorn Squash Salad

This fall inspired salad will be a winner at all your fall gatherings. Paired with a light vinaigrette and full of colorful fruits that make this salad light so there will be plenty of room for those comfort food dishes in your belly.

  • Author: Francesca Marchini

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 large acorn squash
  • 1 head of Joe’s Radicchio
  • 1 head of Joe’s Castelfranco
  • 1 head of green leave or butter lettuce
  • 1 medium pomegranate aril (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium fuyu persimmon
  • 1 medium bosc pear
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds

Vinaigrette

  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and wash all fresh produce.
  2. Cut the acorn squash into thin slices & place on baking sheet. Coat in oil olive and roast in oven for 20 minutes or until cooked through and easy to pierce with a fork.
  3. Thin slice radicchio, castelfranco, lettuce greens and place in large bowl. Thinly slice bosc pear & fuyu persimmon.
  4. Combine garlic, mustard, vinegar, and in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Mix in roasted acorn squash, pomegranate arils, pear, persimmon, & pumpkins seeds on salad greens.
  6. Dress and toss salad before serving. Enjoy!