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Sweet Chicory Chick Salad

Hello All,

My name is Francesca and I’m Joe’s, “The man on the box”, oldest granddaughter.  As the oldest granddaughter, I have inherited the task of keeping the traditions of the old country alive in my family & be an advocate for Radicchio. Thank goodness I love to cook and love radicchio! 🙂 Chicory Chicks blog will feature recipes and information about radicchio, other Italian chicories and specialties. Let’s get it started! 

This recipe isn’t an old family secret, it’s actually inspired by a customer, Liz Maleski. Liz LOVES radicchio and she buys out the store when she shops. Liz emailed us the recipe and everyone in our office cannot stop raving about it! This recipe incorporates many things that we grow: radicchio, figs, and walnuts.

Here are some Tips:

Chop/ cut the radicchio any way you like. I like to slice it thin so that its almost shredded. 


I am feeling very special because I am using hand dried figs from my Nono. I recommend quartering them so that they are not much larger than the walnuts. 


This Sweet Chicory Chick Salad is festive and colorful, perfect for any occasion! Radicchio-Salad_8905-Web

You have to try this!

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  • 2 heads of Radicchio
  • 4 ounces goat cheese (crumbled)
  • 12 dried mission figs or dates (quartered)
  • 1 cup whole Walnuts
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 2 T Dijon Mustard
  • 3 T white sugar


  1. Wash radicchio heads and chop or shred and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add goat cheese, dried figs, and walnuts (I used red walnuts)
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and sugar
  4. Pour dressing over salad, serve, and mangia!
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Welcome to Chicory Chicks

Welcome to the J. Marchini Farms blog Chicory Chicks! Here you’ll receive an inside look at J. Marchini Farms & Joe’s Premium Brand through events, recipes, and more. If nothing else, we are here to inspire you in the kitchen by delivering fresh, healthy produce and offering suggestions on making Italian specialties.

Why are we the Chicory Chicks?

We know where Chicory comes from: radicchio, treviso, and castelfranco are chicories and are very tasty & nutritious indeed. Don’t know a lot about these Italian specialty chicories? Check out our products page to learn more.

Now how are we coming up with Chick? Well it’s simple, I’m the oldest granddaughter of Joe Marchini, the co-founder & face of Joe’s Premium. My name is Francesca & I enjoy cooking, deep cleaning, talking with produce buyers, and I LOVE radicchio & Italian specialties. Italian way of cooking with fresh seasonal ingredients is so my style. I make pasta with whatever is in my vegetable garden or fridge at least once a week. Sometimes when I’m cooking in the kitchen I wish I could go back in time and cook with my Nonnie (Joe’s Mother).Nonnie always insisted on feeding her grandchildren and great-grandchildren when they stopped by for a quick visit. Her dishes were effortlessly put together with the best homestyle flavors. I hope my recipes here on the Chicory Chicks live up to my Nonnie’s standards.


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