Green Leaf and Radicchio Salad with Grapefruit and Fennel
Why This Recipe Works
After trying a few alternatives, we found that soft, mineral-y green leaf lettuce held its own against bitter, crunchy radicchio. Sweet, peppery grapefruit and grassy fennel both counteracted the bitterness of radicchio and added a pleasant brightness to the salad. Parmesan cheese contributed richness that helped round out the flavors. Thinly slicing the fennel and shaving the Parmesan allowed us to incorporate them cohesively into the salad. We chose sweet-sour balsamic vinegar as the base for our Foolproof Vinaigrette here to complement the grapefruit and balance the radicchio's bitterness.