• Bitter Greens Citrus Salad Recipe


Bitter Greens Citrus Salad

By Andrew Zimmern

This is what I call my “house” salad, the one I serve most often that pairs well with almost anything. It’s a base of bitter greens, like radicchio, frisee and endive, topped with grapefruit and orange slices, red onion, fresh dill and a slightly sweet citrus vinaigrette to balance it all out. For a nice textural crunch, I add a healthy dose of seasoned breadcrumbs. Make a double batch of these lemony-herb breadcrumbs and keep the leftovers in your freezer, they’ll transform your salads, pastas, roast vegetables, you name it.

Bitter Greens Citrus Salad Recipe

By Andrew Zimmern

Servings: 4


Bitter Greens Salad

  • 4 heads endive, sliced thinly, cores discarded
  • 1 head frisee, trimmed, root end discarded
  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 cups of julienne radicchio
  • 3 Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • Assorted orange and grapefruit supremes, juice reserved
  • Fresh dill
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (try my lemon and herb breadcrumbs)

Citrus Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup citrus juice from the supreme process
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup citrus vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Arrange all of the bitter greens in a large salad bowl. Top with sliced red onion, Persian cucumbers, citrus supremes, fresh dill and the seasoned breadcrumbs.

To make the citrus vinaigrette, place the juice, honey, vinegar, olive oil and mustard in a canning jar or salad cruet. Season with salt and pepper. Shake to mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad to taste. Reserve remaining vinaigrette in the refrigerator for another use. Serve immediately.

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