Simple Grilled Radicchio Salad Recipe

Grilled radicchio might sound strange, but certain greens — and reds, like radicchio — do great on the grill. This bitter lettuce is sturdy enough for the high heat, and when the leaves char it becomes a killer side dish for grilled chops or an awesome base for a simple salad like this one.

Simple Grilled Radicchio Salad Recipe
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  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 8 ounces yellow wax beans
  • 4 heads radicchio
  • 4 cups mixed baby greens
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Reggiano
  1. in a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients to blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste. You can make this ahead of time and simply whisk again right before serving.
  2. Pre-heat the grill to medium-high heat. Place radicchio in large bowl. Add enough dressing to coat evenly. Grill until tender and crispy on the outer leaves, turning occasionally, about 3 minutes.
  3. Coarsely chop the radicchio and slice the wax beans in half lengthwise.
  4. Add both to a large bowl with the mixed greens. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Season salad to taste with salt and pepper.  
  5. Top with the shaved cheese and serve. 
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