This salad is the perfect salad for any occasion but especially a holiday gathering. The pop of red in the radicchio & pomegranates color with sweet fennel and homemade candied pecans & croutons is a match made in heaven! Try it out for your next gathering.
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix oil, butter, and garlic in a small bowl. Place bread pieces on a baking sheet and drizzle oil mixture over. Toss, squeezing oil mixture into bread. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake, tossing occasionally, until croutons are golden brown, 20–22 minutes. Let cool.
Put rack on center at 250°. Cover baking sheet with foil. Mix ingredients until nuts are coated. Spread a single layer on baking sheet and bake for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Once done let cool.
Wisk together vinegar, mustard, & garlic and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in olive oil and salt & pepper to taste.
Toss radicchio, lettuce/ spring mix in a large bowel to combine. Top with croutons, candied nuts, and fennel & pomegranate seeds. Drizzle dressing over and toss to coat. Serve & enjoy
Do Ahead: Croutons and candied nuts can be made up to 1 day ahead. Store in separate airtight containers at room temperature. Olive oil 1 day ahead and store in refrigerator