(raa DICK ee oh) An Italian red chicory that's used as a salad green. Its brilliant ruby-red leaves have thick, white veins. The leaves form small, round, compact heads. Eaten alone, the fresh leaves are quite bitter and peppery tasting, but when mixed with other greens, radicchio adds a nice accent to salads.


  1. Green Beans & Radicchio with Shaved Parmesan

    Peppery radicchio takes on a pleasant, nutty flavor when browned. If you can't find slender green beans, cook bigger ones for an extra 2 minutes before adding the radicchio . Use a sharp vegetable peeler to make shavings of Parmigiano.

  2. Radicchio , Radish, and Fennel Salad

    This refreshing salad demonstrates how very thin slicing can take the edge off strongly flavored vegetables such as radicchio , fennel, and radishes. While all the veggies for this recipe can be sliced ahead of time, wait until the last minute to add the Lemon-Mint Dressing. This will prevent the ...

  3. Chopped Frisee and Radicchio Salad

    Frisee lettuce and radicchio stay relatively firm after they've been mixed with dressing, which means you don't have to worry about the salad going limp.

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  1. 10 BBQ Side Dishes to Swoon Over

    Thu, 22 May 2014

    for My Family Shaina of Food For My Family reminds us that it’s not just meat that can take the heat. Cabbage-like radicchio is a brilliant side dish, especially when drizzled with the tangy honey lime dressing. Image via Gimme Some Oven Pasta salad is always

  2. Fabulous Fennel: Perfect for Salads, Soups & More

    Thu, 6 Feb 2014

    be as familiar with the vegetable’s fresh, crunchy taste when raw. But DO try it in a salad like this Grapefruit and Radicchio Salad . When braised or roasted (see recipes under “Tips”), it becomes juicy and tender. Fennel bulb image via Shutterstock Other

  3. Gorgeous Greek Salad: Make the Takeout

    Tue, 28 Aug 2012

    what you want. But hold on. You’re also going to need another kind of lettuce — either leaf or iceberg. And a bit of radicchio (or shredded red cabbage). Olives are important, too. And then there are the little things, like oregano and julienne

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  1. Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Greens

    Tue, 17 Jan 2012

    Martha Stewart Living (January 2012) We're on a bit of a cauliflower kick right now. Last week we made that yummy Radicchio and Cauliflower Salad with Toasted Breadcrumbs , and now here we are with this cauliflower soup. Cauliflower abounds

  2. the last one

    Sat, 17 May 2014

    the world to eat than this chopped salad. It mesmerized me when it arrived in a tower of salami, chickpeas, caponata, radicchio , and provolone. I hovered my fork over it and then dove in. Honestly, I don’t think I looked up until I was done. I

  3. Pomelo Green Beans

    Tue, 19 Nov 2013

    The farmers' market was completely transformed by the time I got back. Bursting with persimmons, pomelos, pomegranates, radicchio , bag-busting squash, and citron - it was a brilliant homecoming. I piled haricot vert green beans into my bag along with

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