In the Kitchen with Kitchen Creole: Primavera Cauliflower Radicchio Salad

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I don’t know about you, but Sunday tends to be Sunday Fun Day every week in the News of St. John household. That typically means getting together with friends, possibly enjoying a nice afternoon at the beach and it definitely ends with a delicious “family” dinner with my fabulous island friends. So what better than to share with all of you a delicious recipe that you can incorporate into your Sunday Fun Day today, or perhaps any day or night this week.

Today’s recipe is Primavera Cauliflower Radicchio Salad and it was created by Chef Jim McManus of Kitchen Creole Herbs & Spice Blends. For those of you who’ve dined over at Shipwreck Landing, chances are you’ve tried some of Chef Jim’s amazing spice blends. And those of you who haven’t, be sure to get over there when you can because you’re definitely missing out. 🙂

Now we have to tell you… grocery shopping on the island can be tough at times, and we often find ourselves visiting two or three different markets just to create one simple recipe. So we have to admit that this recipe is definitely easier to create for those of you stateside, as you can easily find these ingredients in any grocery store or Trader Joe’s.

Primavera Cauliflower Radicchio Primavera Salad

¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon Primavera Herb Blend
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt to taste
1 ½ cups baby arugula
¾ cup golden raisins
½ cup pistachios toasted
¼ cup packed parsley leaves
3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
½ cup radicchio, thinly sliced
½ head cauliflower


  • Trim and thinly slice cauliflower (preferable on mandolin)
  • In a large bowl whisk together lemon and orange juices, Primavera, olive oil and salt to taste.
  • Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine.

imageChef Jim’s Notes:
“I love to top this salad with marinated White Anchovies. The citrus honey vinaigrette allow all the players sing a wonderful culinary harmony. A crisp Sauvignon Blanc wine makes for a great culinary moment.”

Simple, yet delicious. And even better, it’s healthy and uses a more environmentally sustainable seafood protein, which are vastly different than the stronger tasting brown, salty variety.

Click here for a printable PDF of this recipe.

Purchase your spices now, so you have enough for all your Kitchen Creole Recipes. Kitchen Creole spices are sold online at KitchenCreole.com and on island at Shipwreck Landing, Keep Me Posted and Pickles in Paradise in Coral Bay and also at Pink Papaya and Sugarbirds in Cruz Bay.

Want to see more recipes? Visit www.KitchenCreole.com for recipes and also information on where you can taste Kitchen Creole spices. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram.

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