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Tricolore Salad + Tahini Ranch

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Tricolore Salad + Tahini Ranch

Serves 4  | Prep Time: 12 minutes | Cook Time: none

Tricolore salad is a classic Italian style salad. I thought some creamy ‘ranch’ based sauce would work well here too. Serve with miso chicken for a great weeknight meal. I used kale here, but arugula works best for the peppery flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 head radicchio Treviso (the long headed one), chopped
  • 2 heads endive
  • 3-4 cups arugula

Tahini ranch

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 garlic cloves (micro planned)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped dill
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • A couple of turns of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt to taste

Chef Tips

This is a base preparation if you want a simple salad. You could add some radish, legumes, nuts/seeds, eggs and avocado for a fuller salad. 

Preparation

Step 1 (for the tahini ranch)

Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Season with salt to taste. Taste and adjust. Maybe you want the garlic more prevalent or more acid.

Step 2

Combine all salad greens in a large bowl and few tablespoons of the ranch. Mix to evenly combine. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Taste and adjust.