Radicchio, fennel, pear and blue cheese salad

Using seasonal winter ingredients and served with a red wine and honey dressing makes this salad a light and easy dish to share.

Recipe from Sydney Markets and re-created by GH Nutrition.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients
1 medium bulb fennel, trimmed
1 medium firm Beurre Bosc pear, halved and cored
1 head radicchio, trimmed and shredded
125g gorgonzola, crumbled
1/3 cup walnuts, toasted

Red wine and honey dressing ingredients
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey

Method
Using a V-slicer or sharp knife, very thinly slice fennel and pear.
Arrange radicchio, fennel and pear on a large serving platter. Scatter with gorgonzola and walnuts.
To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a screw top jar. Season with salt and pepper. Shake until well combined and drizzle over salad prior to serving.

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.