Radicchio Salad with Chicken in Kiwi Vinaigrette

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A quick, light and tasty salad with leftover pan-seared chicken breast (turkey could be used instead here), antioxidant-rich radicchio, kiwifruit, cherry tomatoes, physalis (aka cape gooseberry) tossed with a fresh, fruity and delicious kiwi vinaigrette dressing. So If you feel stuffed and want a a healthy and soothing meal after holiday feasts, this salad might be what you need.

Kiwi VinaigretteSalad
  • 2 Kiwi fruits, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Orange juice
  • 2 tbsp Canola oil
  • 1 tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 200 g Leftover pan-seared chicken breast
  • 1/2 head Radicchio, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Kiwi, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1/2 Yellow onion, sliced
  • 5 Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 10 Physalis fruit, cut in half
  1. To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth, about 5 to 10 seconds. Pour into a serving container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Coarsely chop the radicchio leaves. Arrange the radicchio and onions on a large serving platter. Top with chicken, kiwi,tomato,and physalis halves. Serve with kiwi vinaigrette.

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Sharmilee! :) 3/1/12 07:23

Wow what a colorful dish..looks very tempting

Rosa's Yummy Yums 3/1/12 08:02

A fabulous salad! This vinaigrette is awesome.

Happy new Year!



Julie 3/1/12 09:13

Radiccho is one of my fav vegetables. I actually fry mine-up with a little garlic, pine-nuts and red onion and lemon. I like combination, and I'll put this on my list to do!

EliFla 3/1/12 09:16

The Kiwi Vinaigrette is really interesting.... I wish you a wonderful happy new year, xoxoxoxo, Flavia

What's Baking?? 3/1/12 09:35

Very nice color..never thought of using Kiwis in vege salad..looks great.

kitchen flavours 3/1/12 09:38

A delicious looking plate of salad! The Kiwi Vinaigrette looks so good! Beautiful salad, Angie!

Ann@Anncoo Journal 3/1/12 11:18

Happy 2012 Angie :)
I really need to have this healthy salad after the holidays!

Rosemary 3/1/12 12:22

A work of art, Angie! Have to admit, never would of thought of kiwi for a salad dressing but it certainly makes sense -- and it looks great!

OohLookBel 3/1/12 12:52

The colours in this salad are just fantastic, and very appetising. I could certainly do with such a light tasty dish right now ;)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 3/1/12 12:57

How healthy and delicious, plus it's gorgeous. I've never made a kiwi vinaigrette, but that is about to change. Thanks Angie for another way to enjoy good health and great food at the same time.

Asian-spice mix 3/1/12 13:31

What a healthy salad,sound really yummy with kiwi vinaigrette !!

JasmyneTea 3/1/12 13:50

I find the idea of a kiwi viniagrette intriguing, I must try it out! Great recipe :)

Joanne 3/1/12 14:06

I've never seen a kiwi vinaigrette before but they're one of my favorite fruits! need to try.

what a colorful, refreshing dish!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 3/1/12 14:14

Kiwi in a vinaigrette, super idea. Delicious with the bite of the radicchio. Such a petty looking salad.
Happy New Year!

Parsley Sage 3/1/12 14:49

I need one of these for a detox! Too much holiday food....ugh.

Looks beautiful! Happy New Year!

Rebecca Subbiah 3/1/12 14:52

simply beautiful and of course tasty

Cinnamon and Thyme 3/1/12 14:56

Kiwi Vinaigrette? Interesting :). Looks great!

Belinda @zomppa 3/1/12 15:01

A great way to kick off a healthy 2012!

Joy 3/1/12 15:05

The vinaigrette recipe is great.

FOODESSA 3/1/12 15:07

Coincidance...kiwis are in my fruit basket this week. A vinaigrette created this way would be a perfect complement to any salad. Thanks for the inspiration Angie.

Here's wishing you many more inspired and creative moments to share with us in the newest year ;o)

Ciao for now,

Anne Regalado 3/1/12 15:12

The salad looks really good ! Love the contrasting color . The kiwi vinaigrette's really interesting :) Great photos & presentation as always ;)

Eva kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com 3/1/12 15:12

Happy New Year!
The colours in this salad are spectacular, Angie. I really don't love Radicchio so I'd probably use a smaller portion (so that I could still get the splash of colour) with some other lettuce, like Boston Bibb (Butter Lettuce).

Claudia 3/1/12 15:26

The kiwi vinaigrette has me smitten. Yes, I feel stuffed and yes - this is the antidote. Lovely.

motherrimmy 3/1/12 15:29

I've never seen Physalis fruit. Time to do a google search and see what it is. I love the slightly bitter taste of Radicchio. Very colorful salad!

Heather @ girlichef.com 3/1/12 15:53

This is a stunning salad, Angie. I could really go for it right now. I'm actually feeling the need to eat lighter and healthier after all of the heavy holiday food. Delish!

Culinary Collage 3/1/12 16:08

Your salad looks beautiful and what a great way to start off the New Year with a fresh healthy salad.

Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet 3/1/12 16:18

Love the colors of this salad! Looks as tasty as it is healthy. I have never had kiwi vinaigrette before. Yum!

freeeatsfood.com 3/1/12 16:45

Wow, I haven't seen a vinaigrette that has had me this excited in a long time! It looks lovely and that color is so vibrant it makes me happy! Great idea to use the leftover chicken too.

Magic of Spice 3/1/12 16:49

I absolutely love this vinaigrette...gorgeous salad!
Happy 2012 :)

Sutapa 3/1/12 16:51

A great healthy tasty and colorful salad to start a new year!
Wish you and all your loved ones A Very Happy New Year 2012!:)

lena 3/1/12 16:52

Happy new year to you, angie!! it's been great knowing you here and and may 2012 be a better year for all of us! i'm just so attracted to your kiwi vinaigrette here!

Linda 3/1/12 17:09

This salad looks wonderful and the dressing...Yumm! I can't wait to start using some of these amazing recipes. I am your newest follower. Happy New Year! Linda

Aarthi 3/1/12 17:38

Delicious..Yummy one to try it asap


Heidi @ Food Doodles 3/1/12 17:39

I love how colorful and healthy this looks! And that dressing looks delicious!! What a great idea :)

Crunchy Creamy Sweet 3/1/12 18:21

I am blown away with this idea for a salad! If I only knew where to get Physalis.. Great recipe, Angie! Hugs!

Chandani Shrestha 3/1/12 19:05

This salad makes me feel like I am in middle of summer. Love that color and vinaigrette.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 3/1/12 21:04

That is a beautiful salad. The colors are fantastic. I love the idea of the kiwi vinaigrette - must give it a try! Happy New Year - may you have tons of fun in 2012!~

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 3/1/12 22:27

What a great way to start the New Year with healthy salads. I love the sound of the kiwi dressing - so refreshing.

Gloria 3/1/12 23:40

aaah ANgie love the salads you made always look amazing and tempting:)

Anh 3/1/12 23:54

I love the color of the dressing! So vibrant!

Reeni 4/1/12 00:42

You make the best healthy food Angie! So beautiful and inviting, not to mention delicious!

Jo 4/1/12 01:31

Happy new year Angie! You sure are kick starting it with a colourful salad. Does that mean more healthy cooking/baking is in store?

Raina 4/1/12 02:00

Beautiful and flavorful looking dish:)

sweetcarolinescooking.com 4/1/12 02:06

Oh my, that vinaigrette sounds out of this world amazing. I love and I mean LOVE kiwis. Mmmm!

Elisabeth 4/1/12 02:47

Such an unusual and creative kiwi vinaigrette, Angie. Love the colorful salad, and the addition of the chicken in it. This would be a perfect addition to my Weight Watchers diet.
Thanks for sharing:D

Mary 4/1/12 03:13

I love the color and the flavors of this dish. I also love that it is healthy and figure friendly. I hope you enjoyed the holiday and that 2012 brings only good things your way. Blessings...Mary

Elin 4/1/12 03:52

Angie..Happy New Year to you....love the kiwi vinaigrette. Thanks for sharing....I was looking for a fruit vinaigrette...boy, glad that you shared it here :)

Treat and Trick 4/1/12 05:41

So colorful and healthy salad! May this new year bring more joy and happiness to you!

Sara 4/1/12 05:56

This salad looks so delicious! I don't think I've ever had kiwi in a salad but it sounds terrific - yum!

Jeannie 4/1/12 06:21

I love the colorful salad but I love the vinaigrette even more! Sounds so yummy!

Priya 4/1/12 12:49

Super creative dressing,catchy and colourful salad..

thecompletecookbook 4/1/12 13:22

Angie you remain such an inspiration with your wonderful recipes - I would never have thought to make a dressing using kiwi fruit - absolutely genious!
:-) Mandy

Pacheco Patty 4/1/12 16:00

Love the kiwi dressing! All the colors in your salad are beautiful and fresh looking- healthy eating for the new year! Thanks for your recipe and inspiration.

Lauren 4/1/12 20:46

Angie this is lovely, what a great way to kickstart healthy new year eating! The kiwi vinaigrette looks delicious as well, so creative!

Geni 4/1/12 22:25

I'm afraid I would eat the kiwi vinaigrette with my fingers before it ever made it to the salad. This salad looks out of this world beautiful and delicious! What a lovely lunch this would make for a party like a Wedding Shower or such. I really need to bookmark this one and whip it out for my next bookclub. They will be so impressed with me!

Kathy 4/1/12 22:49

What a great looking salad and, the dressing is absolutely gorgeous! I will have to try this soon...just what I need after all those high fat foods we've been eating. Happy New Year!!

Katerina 4/1/12 23:19

I have never tried making vinaigrette out of kiwi, this is an excellent idea and the salad looks very refreshing!

Rosita Vargas 4/1/12 23:43

Querida Angie amo esta ensalada saludable y exquisita,abrazos y buen año.

Jenny (VintageSugarcube) 5/1/12 06:38

Looks like the PERRRRRFECT New Years salad. Sooo refreshing. Wishing you a blessed 2012!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 5/1/12 07:59

I haven't used physalis in a long time so nice to see them in this amazing salad! Thanks for stopping by FG Angie and have a great new year!

TasteHongKong 5/1/12 15:02

Who say a healthy dish can't be both appetizing and inviting.
Wish you a healthy, happy year of 2012 : )!

Gina 5/1/12 19:12

Happy New Years Angie. What a healthy, colorful and I'm sure delicious salad. I'm going to be eating more things like this, not a resolution, just because I like them. Wishing you the best.

Asmita 5/1/12 19:38

Hi Angie,
The salad looks wonderful! I have no excuses not to make a salad now. Gorgeous colors and beautiful presentation!!!

Velva 5/1/12 22:46

A good fresh salad dressing always rocks....Love it. I often blend radicchio with other lettuce greens because of its natural peppery taste, but you took care of that with the kiwi dressing. Nice.

Happy New Year!


Melanie @ Melanie Cooks 6/1/12 00:32

Kiwi vinegarette is so unique! The salad is very colorful and tasty looking!

Beth 6/1/12 00:43

What a beautiful way to start the year!

tigerfish 6/1/12 01:02

Strangely I have never tried radicchio though I see it often during grocery shopping. Time to try!

Ann 6/1/12 06:46

Wow - YUM! I actually said YUM out loud when I saw the picture....that really looks delicious! Thanks for sharing and can you please send some to me?!

vianney 6/1/12 06:55

The Kiwi Vinaigrette is wonderful. A wonderful salad loaded with flavor and color!!

Barbara 6/1/12 14:03

Got to be one of the most colorful salads I've ever seen....and SUCH an interesting vinaigrette, Angie. Will love trying this.

lisa is cooking 6/1/12 15:08

This is a great salad for lighter January meals. The kiwi vinaigrette sounds fantastic! Can't wait to try it.

Faith 6/1/12 15:22

I love the stunning colors in this gorgeous salad -- sounds like a great combo of flavors too!

Fimère 6/1/12 17:33

délicieux et original avec le kiwi, j'adore
bonne soirée

Koko 6/1/12 18:24

LOVE the idea of a kiwi vinaigrette! Delicious!

Jasna's kitchen creations 6/1/12 23:48

Very colourful dish...
Happy New year Angie!

Terra 7/1/12 00:07

What a gorgeous mix of flavors, I love the idea of enjoying a dressing with kiwi! Just beautiful! Hugs, Terra

Amy 7/1/12 00:09

What a creative dressing and use of kiwi!

peachkins 7/1/12 01:19

I love that Kiwi Vinaigrette!

wok with ray 7/1/12 03:36

I'm sure the dressing is very flavorful with the crunchiness of radicchio. Looks delicious! Have a great weekend, Angie!

~ ray ~

Words Of Deliciousness 7/1/12 05:18

This looks wonderful. Eye appealing plus sounds delicious.

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 7/1/12 06:55

Perfect salad for 2012!! So colorful :)

Happy New Year, Angie :)

Katherine Martinelli 7/1/12 09:37

Wow, I've never had a kiwi vinaigrette but it sounds absolutely delicious! Gorgeous photos too. And I love radicchio!

bookcasefoodie 8/1/12 19:17

This is a new recipe that I want to make into an old recipe. It looks so pretty and has good ingredients to make such a flavorful dish.

platanosmangoes.com 9/1/12 16:12

That kiwi dressing is the bomb!

Catherine 9/1/12 20:35

Dear Angie, This is something I would very much enjoy a big! bowl of. Blessings from your friend, Catherine xo

EA-The Spicy RD 10/1/12 07:17

Lovely flavors and colors here, especially with the addition of raddichio. The kiwi dressing sounds fabulous too!

Lauren 11/1/12 12:30

I love the color and the use of kiwi and raddichio 2 types of produce i feel don't get their due.

nancy at good food matters 11/1/12 21:02

I've made countless fruit-based vinaigrettes, but never with kiwi! Wonderful idea, and such a complementary color to the radicchio. Lovely work.

Ashlea Taylor 16/1/12 21:18

I have never experimented with kiwi in a vinaigrette either. This looks so refreshing!!

masti 18/1/12 11:03

I like this recipe a lot, it is one of my favourites. I`ve tried it yesterday and it was very good, my husband just loves it, thanks a lot for sharing.

Mary 19/1/12 21:27

Oh my GOODNESS! That kiwi vinaigrette sounds fantastic! I've just printed this to try soon. Wow, what an awesome combination.

Sarah 21/1/12 18:22

Again a very creative combination. I just made your radicchio-gorgonzola-salad with the orange vinaigrette and really liked it. Just as I like you whole site!

our kitchen 29/1/12 21:26

this looks so yummy and healthy...would love to try it one day..thanks for sharing!


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