Radicchio Salad Recipe
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Discover my radicchio salad recipe here.
The red lettuce is extremely healthy. The bitter substances it contains stimulate digestion and support the liver, bile and intestinal flora.
The radicchio is a type of chicory, recognizable by its beautiful red color, it makes every salad a feast for the eyes.
This salad rounds off the evening and your guests will really enjoy it.
In the article I show you the right radicchio salad dressing and give you tips on exciting combinations with vegetables.
Table of Contents
1. Recipe Radicchio Salad
Below is my simple guide. This comes from my first cookbook “The minute cook – tastes faster”.
I wish you lots of fun preparing it and good luck. Please write questions and comments using the comment function at the bottom of the page.
You can find more tips about the wonderfully red salad in the further course of the article.
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Prepare simple instructions for salad with radicchio.
|1/2||Piece||glove of garlic|
|3||tbsp||white wine vinegar|
|1||tsp||brown cane sugar|
|1||Piece||aubergine (Alternatively a zucchini)|
|4||Pinches||black ground pepper|
Wash and peel potatoes.
Cut the potatoes into 1 cm cubes and cook in salted water until done, drain and set aside.
Prepare radicchio salad dressing:
-> Finely chop the garlic.
-> Put the vinegar and water in a bowl, add the spices, mustard and garlic and mix well with a whisk.
-> Then slowly pour in the olive oil, stirring constantly so that the vinegar and oil mix well.
Pick the radicchio into mouth-sized pieces and wash briefly in plenty of cold water.
Then dry the lettuce leaves with a cloth or in the salad spinner.
Slice the aubergine and fry vigorously in a pan with the sunflower oil.
Alternatively, use a zucchini.
Turn the vegetables over, season with salt and pepper and set aside to serve.
Break up the Gorgonzola cheese into small pieces with a spoon and set aside to serve.
Stir the salad dressing vigorously and marinate the prepared radicchio in it.
Remove with salad servers, drain briefly and arrange on plates.
Place the aubergine slices, diced potatoes and small pieces of gorgonzola over the salad and serve sprinkled with the walnuts.
Alternatively, you can briefly fry the potato cubes in a pan and put the cheese in the pan just before serving.
The cheese then gently melts and your radicchio salad becomes a warm appetizer .
2. Nutritional Values at a Glance
3. Tips for Your Radicchio Salad Dressing
I would like to start with the dressing for the radicchio salad :
The lettuce is bitter in taste and therefore tolerates a sweet dressing with brown cane sugar , honey or stevia .
My basic dressing is white vinegar , mustard , salt , sugar and pepper , and oil .
When it comes to mustard, Dijon mustard is the first choice, medium-hot mustard is OK, but doesn’t taste all that exciting.
3.1 Order of Ingredients, Important when Preparing the Dressing!
- Pour the vinegar into a mug or bowl.
- Add mustard, salt, pepper and sugar and stir.
- The spices and mustard will dissolve in the vinegar as you stir.
- This is how a good dressing is made because the ingredients first dissolve in the vinegar.
- Now the oil is missing for the salad, please stir it in slowly.
Here I am going to explain two variants of marinating salads to you today, interesting because the basic tips for marinating salads come across so vividly:
3.2 Marinate the Radicchio Salad – the Grandma Variant
My grandmother didn’t have a salad spinner.
The lettuce was plucked into small pieces, washed clean several times in cold water, then placed on a colander.
With this variant, some water remains on the lettuce. If you were to use a dressing made with oil for marinating, the dressing would hardly stick to the lettuce leaves.
This is due to the surface tension of the water. If you don’t want to or can’t spin your lettuce dry, let the lettuce leaves drain well and marinate with a vinegar stand:
Vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper, when the leaves are well marinated add the oil and mix well.
3.3 Marinate Radicchio, the Professional Chef Variant
Professional chefs pluck the lettuce and quickly wash it in cold water.
The lettuce can then be used on a carousel in the salad spinner so that it dries well.
Dry lettuce goes well with a ready-made salad dressing made from vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard, sugar and oil.
This is because only the dry lettuce leaves will accept the salad dressing with oil.
4. Tip for Preparing Radicchio Salad with Oranges
A very popular combination consists of radicchio salad and oranges. You can peel the oranges and cut them into small pieces or prepare really great orange fillets, I have a video for you about that:
4.1 Video Peeling Oranges for Filleting
4.2 Video Filleting Peeled Oranges
Today I combine the radicchio salad with diced potatoes and gorgonzola.
I like this combination, oranges or goji berries would also go well with it because it adds a sweet component.
Other radicchio salad ideas can be found below:
5. Variants and New Ideas for Radicchio Salad
To make it practical and clear for you, you will find a radicchio salad table below:
|Balsamic Dressing||Old balsamic + olive oil||Salt, pepper, little sugar||Tomatoes, fennel, oranges, olives||Bread cubes as croutons, walnuts, cashews|
|Balsamic Rahmdressing||Old balsamic + creme fraiche + olive oil||Salt, pepper, sugar, garlic||Zucchini steamed or fried, tomatoes, oranges, dried tomatoes, cucumber slices.||Goat cheese or Chamembert baked or fried, walnuts|
|Joghurt dressing||Yogurt + white wine vinegar + lemon juice + little olive oil + linseed oil||Salt, pepper, sugar, garlic, fresh garden herbs||Thinly sliced carrots, cucumber, fennel, olives, goji berries.||feta cheese, bread croutons from white bread or wool grain bread, walnuts|
|Gorgonzola-Dressing||Cream + white wine vinegar + gorgonzola + olive oil + walnut oil||Salt, pepper, sugar, garlic, fresh garden herbs||fried potato cubes, fennel, oranges, caramelized tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, beet...||Garlic croutons or brown bread croutons, walnuts|
|Raspberry dressing||Raspberry vinegar + walnut oil + olive oil||Mustard, salt, pepper, sugar||capers and red onions or scallions finely chopped||Hard boiled chicken eggs or waxy soft boiled quail eggs, nuts to taste.|
|White wine vinegar mustard dressing||White wine vinegar + canola oil or sunflower oil or olive oil||Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, sugar, garlic||Potato cubes deep fried or sweet potato from the oven||Cheese cubes: Emmental, Gorgonzola, Mozzarella, ...|
6. More Ideas for Your Kitchen
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