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Grilled Farmers’ Market Winter Salad

Serves 4

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

A dash of seasonality, a hint of simplicity, and a spoonful of balanced flavors make this dish work. While the marinade for the grilled veggies seems simple, a high quality extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar transform the seasonal, bitter chicories into grilled, sweet, crunchy greens. The range of flavors in this salad – from tangy, sweet, slightly bitter, and salty – are beautifully balanced to create a one-of a kind salad!

Ingredients

Pomegranate Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice, bottled
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 2½ tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish

Marinade for Grilled Veggies

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, good quality
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, good quality
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Winter Farmers’ Market Salad

  • 3 heads radicchio, cut into halves
  • 2 bunches baby asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 large fennel bulbs, cut into quarters
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 ball (8 oz.) burrata cheese, removed from liquid
  • 8 slices Prosciutto di Parma, slightly thicker cut
  • 2 each navel oranges, rind removed, cut into 1/4-in. circles
  • 2 each blood oranges, ring removed, cut into 1/4-in circles
  • 1/4 cup candied pecans, for garnish
  • 1 lemon, cut in half, grilled, for garnish

Directions

In a bowl, add the pomegranate juice, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Set aside until ready to use. Make sure to whisk right before adding to salad.

Preheat Bull grill on medium-high heat for 15 minutes. Set the Bull Stainless Grid with Side Handles on one half of the grill to preheat. While the grill is preheating, cut and clean all the veggies. In a bowl, whisk together ingredients for the marinade. Using the Bull basting brush, add the balsamic marinade all over the surface area of the treviso, asparagus and fennel.

Place the radicchio, cut side down onto the grill. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, until the edges start to brown. To finish, turn over, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 4 more minutes, until the radicchio halves are browned, wilted and tender. Remove from heat and cover with foil.

Place the asparagus on top of the Bull veggie grid to cook. The grid keeps the asparagus from falling through the grill grates. It’s a great accessory to own! After 4 minutes, using the Bull tongs, turn the asparagus over to finish grilling, another 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cover with foil.

Cut the fennel into halves. Cut each half into quarters. Place the fennel down on the grill and cook for four minutes, until lightly charred. To finish, turn over and finish grilling for another 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cover with foil.

Dress the baby arugula with some of the pomegranate vinaigrette. Place the dressed arugula down in the center of a large platter, forming a small pile. Arrange the grilled radicchio, asparagus, fennel, oranges, and prosciutto around the arugula. Place the burrata cheese on top of the dressed baby arugula. Drizzle the remaining pomegranate vinaigrette on top of the grilled veggies and oranges. Garnish with candied pecans and pomegranate seeds. Using a Bull knife, slightly cut the burrata in half and serve. Enjoy watching your dinner guests devour this salad!

Recipe from Bull Outdoor Products.

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