Beet-Radicchio Salad

This vibrant salad adds instant color to your Thanksgiving table.

beet radicchio salad

Christopher Testani

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
0 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

There's so much to be excited about in this salad. A maple dressing spiked with miso for a hit of rich, savory umami dresses tender, peppery leaves of arugula and firm, bitter leaves of radicchio. The color contrast is striking with the soft green of arugula, hints of pink and purple in the radicchio, psychedelic blood orange, and the deep garnet red of beets. Pre-cooked beets are a wonderful kitchen shortcut, especially for salads like this one. Looking for even more shortcuts? Shop for already-shaved parmesan cheese.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon miso

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated on a Microplane (about 1 teaspoon)

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1 large head radicchio, roughly chopped (about 5 cups)

  • 5 ounces baby arugula

  • 1 8.8-ounce packaged precooked beets (such as Love Beets), chopped

  • 4 oranges, such as navel, blood, and/or mandarin, peeled and sliced into 1/4-in. rounds

  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, finely grated

  • 1/2 cup lightly salted pistachios, chopped


  1. Combine oil, lemon juice, syrup, miso (if using), garlic, pepper, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a jar. Cover tightly with lid and shake well.

  2. Toss radicchio and arugula with half of dressing (about 1/2 cup) and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Transfer leaves to a serving platter.

  3. Add beets to bowl; toss with 1/4 cup dressing and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Arrange beets on top of leaves. Top with oranges and drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup dressing. Sprinkle with cheese and pistachios.

Make Ahead

The dressing can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

459 Calories
26g Fat
54g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 459
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 683mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 169mg 844%
Calcium 244mg 19%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 950mg 20%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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