Grilled Radicchio

If you aren’t convinced about the bitter flavour don’t worry, radicchio can still be for you. Cooking mellows the flavour and makes this fall veggie even more versatile. Try roasting it in wedges and serving it as a side dish, or add it to homemade pizza along with blue cheese. Mmmm…

Grilled Radicchio

2 heads radicchio, well rinsed
4-6 T olive oil extra virgin
salt & pepper to taste
2 t balsamic vinegar
Preheat grill pan (or outdoor grill) to medium/ medium high heat.

With a very sharp knife, cut each head in half through the root section & then in thirds. If you find that you have a small radicchio, simply cut the whole radicchio in quarters.

Brush the sides of the radicchio with olive oil.

Place on grill & carefully turn the radicchio every minute or so until the leaves begin to wilt. Continue to brush the tops with olive oil. This process should take about 5 minutes.

Transfer the grilled radicchio to a serving plate and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar & serve immediately.

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