Grilled Radicchio Salad

Have you ever had grilled radicchio? Try it! Excellent with olive oil, balsamic, and a little grated Pecorino.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 2 heads of radicchio, quartered, so that each quarter has a bit of the stem end holding it together
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more to coat radicchio
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Pecorino or parmesan cheese for garnish

Method

1 Make the dressing: Put the salt, garlic, mustard and balsamic vinegar into a food processor or blender and pulse to combine. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil slowly until the dressing comes together.

2 Prepare your grill for high, direct heat.

3 Coat quartered radicchio with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

radicchio cut into quarters radicchio tossed with olive oil in bowl

4 Grill the radicchio over high heat, uncovered. Keep an eye on them, as they blacken quickly. You want a little blackening, but not a cinder.

When they’re done, move to a bowl and bring inside to chop.

radicchio on grill

5 Chop the radicchio quarters into bite-sized pieces and toss with the dressing and some black pepper.

6 Serve: Serve hot or at room temperature, garnished with grated pecorino or parmesan cheese.