Radicchio Salad With Green Olive Dressing

Radicchio Salad With Green Olive Dressing. Photo © Molly Watson
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

This salad of crunchy, slightly bitter radicchio leaves coated with a rich green olive dressing was inspired by a salad I had at Toro Bravo in Portland. That salad was radicchio with a Parmesan dressing and green olive crostini. Here I've brought the flavors together into a single bowl.

What You'll Need

  • 1 head radicchio
  • 18 green olives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar or lemon juice
  • Fine sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Freshly shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish

How to Make It

  1. Trim the radicchio and cut or tear it into shreds or bite-size pieces. Put the radicchio in a large salad bowl.
  2. Pit the olives (see how here) and mine them, with the garlic, into a paste and then mix with oil, vinegar or lemon juice, and add salt and pepper to taste. (You can also do this in a blender, if you like.)
  3. Toss the radicchio with the dressing. Serve topped with plenty of finely grated Parmesan cheese.