Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Two Radicchio Recipes

Lately I've been having intense cravings for radicchio. When I have a craving for something I don't question it - I go with it - so I've been eating radicchio. A lot.

Together with some staple items I have in my kitchen, radicchio can be salad or a pasta "sauce."

This is how I've been preparing it:

#radicchio #saladRadicchio Salad
1 head radicchio chopped
half cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup currents
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 apple, thinly sliced
1/2 avocado chopped small
juice of half a lemon
2-3 tbsp olive oil

Toss all ingredients, add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with crusty bread.

Radicchio Pasta
1 head radicchio chopped
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic
half cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2-3 tbsp olive oil
pasta (I used spaghetti)

Heat olive oil and garlic in a pan (careful not to burn garlic)
Add radicchio and saute until limp - about 10 minutes

Add cooked pasta to the pan with the radicchio and toss
Serve with a sprinkling of blue cheese and walnuts