Radicchio has a delicious bitter edge that softens slightly when it’s grilled. It makes a tasty side dish.

Preparation time: 20 minutes.

Total time: 20 minutes.

Portion size: 4.

This recipe makes 4 servings.


  • 2 heads radicchio lettuce
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar


Leaving cores intact, cut radicchio in half (cut large heads into quarters); thread onto skewers. Brush with half of the oil; sprinkle with half each of the salt and pepper.

Grill, covered, on greased grill over medium-high heat, turning often, until wilted and lightly browned and centers are softened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to platter. Drizzle with vinegar and remaining oil; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.

Additional information :

Change It Up

Grilled Radicchio Salad

Omit oil, salt, pepper and vinegar.

Cut and skewer radicchio as directed. Brush with 4 tsp olive oil; grill as directed. Cut out and discard cores; thinly slice. In serving bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil; 1 tbsp sherry vinegar or wine vinegar; 1 clove garlic, minced; 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard; and pinch granulated sugar. Add radicchio, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp shaved Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition information:

Per serving: about
cal 113
pro 1 g
total fat 10 g
sat. fat 1 g
carb 5 g
fibre 1 g
chol 0 mg
sodium 307 mg
% RDI:
calcium 2
iron 5
vit C 10
folate 16

Source: http://www.canadianliving.com