I know – salad. Big deal, right? But having just come home from a trip to Florida (where grapefruits are in season year round), I’m itching to make my very favorite salad.

salad with grapefruit fennel parmesan

I’ll admit, I’m not the most creative when it comes to putting a salad together – I’m never sure what ingredients go together and you KNOW how uncomfortable I am working without a recipe.

So when I found this recipe for this winter salad composed of crisp romaine, bitter arugula, sweet grapefruit sections and slivers of parmesan, I knew I’d struck gold.

This is the kind of refreshing side that can make the long winter days to come just a little more bearable – kind of like sunshine on a plate, don’t you think?

salad with grapefruit fennel parmesan

Romaine Salad with Radishes, Fennel and Grapefruit
adapted from Gourmet

1 small garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with ¼ t. salt
3 T. grapefruit juice
3 T. white wine vinegar
1 ½ t. Dijon
½ c. olive oil
1/3 c. minced parsley
4 c. romaine hearts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 c. baby arugula
1 c. thinly sliced fennel
1/2 c. thinly sliced radishes
2 grapefruits, cut into sections
parmesan curls, for garnish

Make the dressing: whisk garlic paste, grapefruit juice, vinegar and mustard. Add oil in stream, whisking until emulsified. Whisk in parsley and salt and pepper to taste.

Make the salad: In a large bowl toss together romaine, arugula, fennel, radishes and dressing. Add parmesan and grapefruit sections and toss gently.

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This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

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  1. Lindsey Johnson (Cafe Johnsonia) on September 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I love everything about this salad, Sheri!

    • sherisilver on September 16, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Aw Lindsey – thank you! xoxo

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