Radicchio

Radicchios are a type of chicory green that thrive in cooler temperatures and are tremendously popular in Europe, where they're prized for their crispness and robust, somewhat bitter flavor. Sugarloaf is the sweetest, mildest variety of radicchio and is one of our favorites.

 
Storage

Sugarloaf radicchio keeps quite well in an open plastic bag, in the refrigerator, for two weeks or more.

Cooking Tips

Sugarloaf radicchio stands up to bold, rich ingredients like toasted nuts, garlic, capers, fresh breadcrumbs, anchovies, and strong cheeses. Radicchio leaves are at their brightest when eaten raw, in salads, but they also do well cooked, grilled in wedges, or wilted in a soup, risotto, or alongside beans. If serving in a salad, be sure to give it a stronger-than-usual dressing with sherry vinegar, red wine vinegar, and/or lemon juice.

Recipes

Chicory Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Bar Tartine’s Chicory Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Chicory Salad with Orange & Walnuts

Warm Chicory Salad with Mushrooms & a Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette

Apple Chicory Salad with Fennel, Walnuts & Grana (or Parmesan)

Roasted Balsamic Radicchio

How to Store & Use Radicchio

Leek, Radicchio, & Fontina Risotto

Charred Radicchio Wedge Salad

Chicory Salad with Grapefruit and Miso Ranch Dressing

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