A Recipe That Makes Me Think Summer

A little change of pace for this blog….

This recipe from Minna (Diane) makes me think summer. I love it.Ed and Diane @ japanese Garden, CA, 2016

Orange, Parmesan, and Walnut Salad
Serves 4
This salad is from the Tuscany area and is lovely to look at, simple, and delicious.
It is from a cookbook I’ve been using for almost 20 years, by Michele Scicolone.
The Antipasto Table.

If you can find tarocchi, the tart blood oranges and are willing to pay the price it’s worth it. If not, navel oranges can be substituted, with a bit of fresh lemon juice to cut the sweetness.

Tarocchi Orange

Tarocchi Orange

½ cup walnut pieces
3 navel oranges
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small head radicchio, torn into bite-size pieces
2 ounce chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano, cut into slivers (about ¼ cup)


1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let cool.
2. Squeeze 3 tablespoons juice from 1 of the oranges. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
3. Peel the remaining oranges, removing all of the white pith. Cut the oranges into sections, avoiding the membranes.
4. In a bowl, combine the radicchio, oranges, and walnuts. Add the dressing and toss gently.

Sprinkle with the cheese.

Serve immediately.

By | 2017-07-10T16:10:07+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Recipes|10 Comments


  1. Ann Storti April 25, 2016 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Thanks Dr. I and Diane, this sounds delightful and very refreshing. My friends and I are going to Tuscany in September, so I’ll be sure to serve this at our next dinner meeting. Keep the recipes coming, I love them. Happy summer!
    Ann Storti

    • Ed April 25, 2016 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      Yum. Room for us?

  2. Jack Craven April 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Sounds great. I will have to try it.

    • Ed April 25, 2016 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      You will enjoy it, Jack

  3. Karen April 25, 2016 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Now you’ve got my undivided interest!
    See you tonight!

    • Ed April 26, 2016 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      Time for fiddle head ferns!

  4. Phyllis Storti Wilkie April 26, 2016 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Sounds good, I will try it.
    I always enjoy recipes.
    Thank you

    • Ed April 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Phyllis. I will send a few more.

  5. Bill & K White April 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Sounds incredibly delicious! We will have to try this when on Block Island this summer! B&K

    • Ed April 29, 2016 at 3:04 am - Reply

      Well worth it.

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