Peppery Lettuce Salad with Tapenade Vinaigrette

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With rich flavours, a sharp salad gives a contrast in tastes, which complements the meal. Toast pine nuts in a dry frying pan on medium-low heat until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.


Serves: 8


  • 2 Belgian endives, sliced
  • 1 small head radicchio, sliced
  • 2 bunches watercress, stems removed
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) toasted pine nuts

Tapenade Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) tapenade
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground pepper


Combine endives, radicchio and watercress in a bowl. Top with red onion and pine nuts.

Combine garlic and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Stir in tapenade. Whisk in oil. Stir in parsley and season with pepper. Pour dressing over salad and toss together.