Radicchio Salad

Radicchio Salad Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

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Discover my Radicchio Salad recipe here. The red salad is extremely healthy. The bitter substances it contains stimulate digestion and support the liver, gall bladder and intestinal flora. Radicchio is a type of chicory, recognisable by its beautiful red colour, which makes every salad a feast for the eyes. This salad makes the evening round and your guests have a real pleasure. In this article I show you the right Radicchio salad dressing and give you tips for exciting combinations with vegetables. Good success.

1. Radicchio Salad Dressing

I would like to start with the dressing for the radicchio salad: The salad has a bitter taste and therefore tolerates a sweet dressing with brown cane sugar, honey or stevia. My simple dressing consists of white wine vinegar, mustard, salt, sugar and pepper and oil. Dijon mustard is the first choice for mustard, medium-hot mustard is ok, but does not taste too exciting. Put the vinegar in a cup or bowl, add mustard, salt, pepper and sugar and mix. The spices and mustard dissolve in the vinegar when stirred, creating a good dressing. Now the oil for the salad is still missing, here I explain to you today two variants of marinating salad, interesting because the basic tips for marinating salad come across so descriptive:
Radicchio salad tastes good with the right salad dressing
The Radicchio salad tastes super delicious with the right dressing! Many variants for salad dressing you can find in my table below in the article.

1.2 Radicchio Salad marinate – the Grandma Variant

My grandmother did not have a salad spinner. The salad was plucked small, washed clean several times in cold water, then placed on a sieve. This Variant leaves some water on the salad. If you would use a dressing prepared 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 salad dry, drain the lettuce leaves well and marinate with a vinegar stand: Vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper, if the leaves are well marinated, add the oil first and mix well again.

1.3 Radicchio marinate, the Kochprofi Variant

Professional chefs pluck the salad and wash it quickly in cold water. The salad is then allowed to go in the salad spinner once carousel and dries so well. Dry salad goes well with a ready-made salad dressing made of vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard, sugar and oil. This is because only the dry salad leaves accept the salad dressing with oil. I show the lettuce washing elsewhere, be careful with lamb’s lettuce, it needs a special treatment and lamb’s lettuce washing I show in a second article.

2. Radicchio Salad with Oranges

A very popular combination consists of radicchio salad and oranges. You can peel and chop the oranges or prepare really great orange filets, I have a video for you:

2.2 Video Peel Oranges for filleting

2.3. Video Fillet peeled Oranges

I combine the radicchio salad today with potato cubes and gorgonzola. I like this combination, oranges or goji berries would go just as well with it because it adds a sweet component. Other ideas for the radicchio salad can be found below:

3. Radicchio Salad Ideas

So that it is practical and clear for you you find you following a radicchio salad table:
Radicchio mit...DressingGewürzeGemüseSonstiges
Balsamico DressingAlter Balsamico + OlivenölSalz, Pfeffer, wenig ZuckerTomaten, Fenchel, Orangen, OlivenBrotwürfel als Croutons, Walnüsse, Cashews
Balsamico RahmdressingAlter Balsamico + Creme Fraiche + OlivenölSalz, Pfeffer, Zucker, KnoblauchZucchini gedämpft oder gebraten, Tomaten, Orangen, getrocknete Tomaten, GurkenscheibenZiegenkäse oder Chamembert gebacken oder gebraten, Walnüsse
Joghurt DressingJoghurt + Weißweinessig + Zitronensaft + wenig Olivenöl + LeinölSalz, Pfeffer, Zucker, Knoblauch, frische GartenkräuterKarotten in dünne Scheiben geschnitten, Gurke, Fenchel, Oliven, Goji-Beeren Schafskäse, Brotcroutons aus Weißbrot oder Wollkornbrot, Walnüsse
Gorgonzola-DressingSahne + Weißweinessig + Gorgonzola + Olivenöl + WalnußölSalz, Pfeffer, Zucker, Knoblauch, frische Gartenkräuterfrittierte Kartoffelwürfel, Fenchel, Orangen, karamelisierte Tomaten, Frische Tomaten, rote Rüben...Knoblauch-Croutons oder Schwarzbrot-Croutons, Walnüsse
Himbeer-DressingHimbeeressig + Walnußöl + OlivenölSenf, Salz, Pfeffer, ZuckerKapern und rote Zwiebeln bzw. Frühlingszwiebeln fein geschnittenHart gekochte Hühnereier oder wachsweich gekochte Wachteleier, Nüsse nach Geschmack
Weißweinessig-Senf DressingWeißweinessig + Rapsöl oder Sonnenblumenöl oder OlivenölDijon Senf, Salz, Pfeffer, Zucker, KnoblauchKartoffelwürfel frittiert oder Süßkartoffel aus dem BackofenKäsewürfel: Emmentaler, Gorgonzola, Mozzarella, ...
Salad on the table, this salad with radicchio rounds off the evening!
Radicchio salad comes delicious on the table. Just try the recipe and test your own variations!

4. Recipe Radicchio Salad

Here is my simple recipe for radicchio salad. It comes from my first cookbook “Der Minutenkoch – schmeckt.schneller”. I wish you a lot of fun with the preparation and good success. If you have any questions or comments, please use the comment function at the bottom of this page.

Radicchio Salad

Radicchio salad delicious to prepare yourself. Recipe with many tips for radicchio salad dressing and salad combinations. Recipe with cooking video instruction and many tips from the cook professional Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2 Personen
Calories 742
Total Time 30 Min.
Radicchio Salat lecker selber kochen. Rezept mit vielen Tipps zum Radicchio Salat Dressing und Kombinationen für diesen herrlichen Salat. Entdecke Radicchio Salat mit Orangen und Walnüssen… Kochrezept mit Kochvideo Anleitung und vielen Tipps vom Kochprofi Thomas Sixt.

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Radicchio Salad Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

Preparation Time

15 Min.

Cook Time

15 Min.


1 pc big potatoe
1/2 pc Garlic clove
3 tbs white vine vinegar
1 tbs Water
1 pinch marjoram
3 pinch Salt (white pepper and)
1 tbs Sugar
5 tbs oliv oil
2 pc radicchio
1 pc small aubergine
4 pinch black pepper
3 tbs sun flower oil
80 g gorgonzola
2 tbs chopped walnuts


Peel the potatoes, cut into 1 cm cubes and cook in salted water until done.

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 add the olive oil, stirring constantly to mix the vinegar and oil well.

Pick the radicchio into bite-sized pieces and wash briefly in plenty of cold water, then dry with a cloth or in a salad spinner. Cut the aubergine into slices and sauté vigorously in a pan with the sunflower oil.

Turn the eggplant slices over and season with salt and pepper. Stir the salad dressing vigorously and marinate the radicchio in it. Remove with salad servers, drain briefly and arrange on plates. Place aubergine slices, potato cubes and small pieces of gorgonzola over the salad and serve sprinkled with walnuts.

Alternatively, fry the potato cubes briefly in a pan and place the cheese in the pan just before serving. The cheese then melts gently and your radicchio salad becomes a warm starter.

5. Calories Radicchiosalad, the Nutritional Values at a Glance

6. Further Recipes with Radicchio Salad

Radicchio Risotto

Summer Salad




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