Italian Orange, Radicchio, and Pecan Salad

Looking for a healthy and fresh winter salad? Try an Italian orange salad full of sliced cara cara oranges, bitter radicchio, and toasted pecans all tossed with a lemony honey mustard dressing.

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 salads
Calories 175 kcal
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon


Orange Salad

  • 4 cara cara oranges, or navel oranges
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radicchio
  • 1/2 cup toasted whole pecans
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Salad Dressing

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey, or 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  1. Cut the ends off of each orange and then slice the peel off, removing all the peel and pith. Then slice the oranges into 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick 'wagon wheel' shapes.

  2. Gently mix together the orange slices and radicchio and arrange them on a platter. Scatter the pecans, shallot slices, and basil slices over the top.

  3. Whisk together (or shake together) the dressing ingredients until they are combined and the dressing is thick. Drizzle the dressing over the top of the salad. Reserve any extra dressing in a bowl for people to add as needed.

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