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Radicchio Risotto

Who doesn’t love a warm creamy filling risotto?! This radicchio risotto recipe is by far our favorite! And did we mention you can cook with either white or red wine?! There is one visual difference with switching up the wine, can you guess what is it… The risotto will be a more vibrant purple if you cook with red wine, kind of fun right?! If you want to learn more about cooking with different wines, check out this fun article by Wine Enthusiast

Don’t have radicchio? It’s okay just sub for Treviso or Tradivo if you can find it 🙂 

This risotto was made with Red Wine… 

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and this risotto was made with white wine… Can you see the color difference?!

Radicchio Risotto

Whichever wine you decide to cook with, just make sure you leave enough or open a fresh bottle to serve a little vino with the finished risotto & sharing with others is caring.

Radicchio Risotto

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Radicchio Risotto

Radicchio Risotto

This risotto is creamy and when the radicchio is sauteed with the onion it brings out a slightly sweet flavor. Pairs well as a side dish to red meat entrees or as the main dish paired with a simple salad. Serve with a glass of wine for those 21 + over.

Ingredients

  • 1  head Joe’s Radicchio, washed, cored
  • 1  head Joe’s Radicchio, washed, cored,  & thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ cups Arborio
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Sauté the onion with butter over a medium low heat in a deep pan. When soft and translucent, add radicchio, garlic, and salt stirring for 5 minutes. Add rice and cook until translucent around edges.
  2. Turn heat up to med high & add the white wine. Let simmer rapidly until the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Turn heat back down to med & add stock, a cup at a time, letting the rice absorb most of the liquid before adding. This takes  approximately 35 minutes.
  4. Risotto rice is ready when al dente not too hard or too soft. Remove from heat add the parmesan cheese, if desired but this risotto is creamy byself so don’t add too much.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper & serve immediately. Mangiare.

Notes

  • Use red wine for more vibrant purple color 🙂
  • do not need to add Parm

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Radicchio, Prosciutto, & Mozzarella Salad Cups

 

These salad cups is where it’s at! If you’re looking for a dish that is under 10 minutes to put together this is the one! This dish is so pretty for any occasion and is the perfect appetizer or personal salad. If you can’t find radicchio at your local store try using other chicories like castelfranco, treviso, or endive. If using treviso or endive you will want to find pearl size mozzarella. 

 

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Radicchio & Mozzarella Salad

This salad is not only a show stopper for looks but for flavor too!

  • Author: Francesca Marchini
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10

Ingredients

  • Fresh Ball Mozzarella
  • Prosciutto
  • 1 head of Joe’s Premium Radicchio
  • fresh dill fronds
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • Extra- virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Washed radicchio, core & tear off whole leaves & pat dry
  2. Place prosciutto & mozzarella cheese in radicchio cup
  3. Top with lemon zest, dill fronds, Salt & pepper, & EVOO all to taste
  4. Serve and mangia

Notes

  • Qualities for ingerentints are up to how many people you will be serving. 1/2- 1 ball of Mozzarella & 2 slices of Prosciutto is sufficient per person
  • Burrata is an excellent sub for mozzarella
  • You can omit Prosciutto for vegetarians

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Radicchio and Acorn Squash Salad

Radicchio and Acorn Squash Salad is going to be the biggest hit at your next fall gathering. This salad has not one but two Chicories! Radicchio & Castelfranco! Can you spot the castelfranco?! 

Fall the the perfect time of year to start adding some more filling ingredients to your salads. We love adding a variety of winter squashes! Acorn is one of our favorites, but we also love delicata, butternut, and queensland pumpkins. 

It has the best of  your fall favorites:

  • Acorn Squash
  • Pomegranates
  • Fuyu Persimmon
  • Bosc Pear
  • Pumpkin Seeds 

With all those fall goodies this salad is colorful and beautiful! We’ve paired this salad with a light vinaigrette to give this salad a light taste. 

Bring this dish to your Thanksgiving or friendsgiving gathering. This salad is light, colorful, and will leave plenty of room for those heavy comfort foods like mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, stuffing. 

Pair this Salad with a light Vinigaret

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Radicchio and Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

Radicchio and Acorn Squash Salad

This fall inspired salad will be a winner at all your fall gatherings. Paired with a light vinaigrette and full of colorful fruits that make this salad light so there will be plenty of room for those comfort food dishes in your belly.

  • Author: Francesca Marchini

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 large acorn squash
  • 1 head of Joe’s Radicchio
  • 1 head of Joe’s Castelfranco
  • 1 head of green leave or butter lettuce
  • 1 medium pomegranate aril (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium fuyu persimmon
  • 1 medium bosc pear
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds

Vinaigrette

  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and wash all fresh produce.
  2. Cut the acorn squash into thin slices & place on baking sheet. Coat in oil olive and roast in oven for 20 minutes or until cooked through and easy to pierce with a fork.
  3. Thin slice radicchio, castelfranco, lettuce greens and place in large bowl. Thinly slice bosc pear & fuyu persimmon.
  4. Combine garlic, mustard, vinegar, and in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Mix in roasted acorn squash, pomegranate arils, pear, persimmon, & pumpkins seeds on salad greens.
  6. Dress and toss salad before serving. Enjoy!

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Radicchio & Artichoke Bake Dip

Ready ready for this flavorful Radicchio & Artichoke Bake Dip with Parmesan & blue cheese! This dip will have your crowd coming back for more. This dip is super easy and only take about 15 minutes to prep. 

 

This app is perfect for: 

  • Cocktail Parties
  • Holiday parties
  • Super bowl
  • Easter
  • Family gathering

Radicchio Dip

Top Ingredients: 

  • Radicchio (obvi)
  • Artichokes 
  • Parm Cheese
  • Blue Cheese
  • Sour Cream 

 

Radicchio & Artichoke Bake Dip

How Yummy does this look?! 

Radicchio & Artichoke Bake Dip

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Radicchio & Artichoke Bake Dip

Mix up those appetizers at your next party and put out this flavorful Radicchio & Artichoke Dip! Let’s not forget it has two cheese, Parmesan & blue cheese 🙂

Ingredients

  • 2 heads Joe’s Premium Radicchio
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
  • 1 cups Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 cups blue cheese crumbles
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Wash & cut radicchio into half & shave into finely
  3. In a sauce pan over medium heat with olive oil, cook radicchio down until wilted
  4. In a large bowl mix together Parmesan, blue cheese, artichoke heats, cooked radicchio, garlic, sour cream, & mayonnaise.
  5. Place mix into a oven save baking dish & bake for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Serve with crackers or bread

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Radicchio, Fig, Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts

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When it’s fig season, we eat figs all the TIME! Adding figs in my salad has become my new favorite treat and this salad is a match made in heaven. Peppery arugula, bitter radicchio, sweet figs, and creamy goat cheese pair so well together!

Radicchio, Fig, Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 1 head radicchio, halved, cored, and cut into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 1/2 pound ripe fresh figs (about 8), stemmed and quartered
  • 2 oz Goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil and vinegar; season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large serving bowl combine the arugula, radicchio, figs, goat cheese, and pine nuts.
  3. 10 minutes before serving, add the dressing, toss to coat salad and serve.

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Radicchio Pizzas

Pizza Time! What’s better than a delicious cheesy pizza? A pizza with radicchio!! We have two pizza recipes for your next pizza night. First one is a pizza with sausage and sautéed onions and radicchio. This pizza a match made in heaven! Don’t be shy with the amount of radicchio. Our second pizza is a healthy option (well healthy-ish). We have a pizza salad! This pizza is a light cheese pizza topped with an arugula radicchio salad with a classic garlicy vinaigrette.

If you don’t want to buy dough from a store, here is a link to our favorite pizza dough recipe. The best part about it is, it’s ready in 3 hours and yeilds enough dough for 4 pizzas! Mugnaini small batch Pizza Dough

Radicchio, Onion, & Sausage Pizza
Ingredients
• 1lb Italian sausage
• 1 head radicchio, thinly sliced
• ½ red onion, thinly sliced
• Pizza Dough
• Tomato Sauce
• Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
• Salt & pepper to taste
Directions:
1. Place oven rack on lowest position and preheat to 500°F or to the proper setting for your pizza cooking tools.
2. Remove the sausage meat from the casing and break up the sausage in a medium size skittle. Once fully cooked, drain fat from the meat.
3. Wash & thinly slice the radicchio & onion. In the same pan as the sausage, sauté the onion until translucent. Add the radicchio until the radicchio until wilted.
4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough to desired size and place dough on sheet (some like to sprinkle cornmeal on baking sheet) or pizza stone.
5. Top pizza with tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, radicchio & onion mixture, and sausage.
6. Bake until cheese has melted and crust is crisp, about 10 minutes.
7. Top with fresh parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes & mangia!

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Radicchio Salad Pizza

Radicchio Arugula Salad Pizza
Ingredients
• 1 head Joe’s radicchio, thinly sliced
• ½ red onion, thinly sliced
• 2 cup baby arugula
• Fresh Mozzarella cheese
• Pizza Dough
• 1 tbs red wine vinegar
• 1 tbs olive oil (EVOO)
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• Sea salt & pepper to taste
• Parmesan shavings
Directions:
1. Place oven rack on lowest position and preheat to 500°F or to the proper setting for your pizza cooking tools.
2. Wash & thinly slice the radicchio & onion. In a large bowl, mix radicchio and onion with baby arugula.
3. Mince garlic. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, salt, garlic and oil. Toss dressing with the radicchio, onions, and baby arugula and set aside.
4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough to desired size and place dough on sheet (some like to sprinkle cornmeal on baking sheet) or pizza stone.
5. Brush dough with olive oil top with fresh mozzarella cheese and sea salt.
6. Bake until cheese has melted and crust is crisp, about 10 minutes.
7. Top the pizza with the radicchio salad & parmesan shavings. Mangia!

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Note:
Total ingredients yield 2-4 pizzas
Pizza topping quantities vary for personal preference

 

 

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Radicchio, Frisee, & Apple Salad

Hello All,

Looking for a light and fresh salad but over your everyday spring mix or romaine lettuce? FrisĂ©e (pronounced “free-ZAY”) is used to refer to a variety of endive with curly, pale-green or yellowish shaggy leaves. FrisĂ©e is categorized as an endive which can be puzzling since it looks nothing like Belgium endive. The flavor profile is slightly bitter but much milder than other chicories like radicchio. FrisĂ©e adds texture and a pop of flavor to your everyday salad. We’ve paired our frisĂ©e with radicchio for the beautiful color contrast! This eye catching salad will have your family and guests coming back for more.

Radicchio, Frisee, Salad

Radicchio, Frisée, and Apple Salad

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cups Joe’s radicchio
  • 2 cups frisĂ©e
  • 1 Fuji apple
  • 1 ounce shaved parmesan cheese (or any hard cheese)

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbs extra- virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine dressing ingredients in bowl whisking well.
  2. Rinse radicchio and frisée in cold water and pat dry. Then, chop into bite size pieces.
  3. Combine radicchio and frisée together in a large bowl. Top with thinly sliced apples and shaved cheese.
  4. Toss once ready to serve and mangia!

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Roasted Radicchio, Shaved Fennel, & Arugula Salad

Ready to impress your next dinner guest with a salad that’s presentation & flavor looks like something a chef would prepare on a reality TV show like Top Chef? Well, this salad has all the right components: crunchy fennel, bold tasting radicchio, pepper arugula, nutty Parmesan, and sweet balsamic! And the best part about this salad… it takes less than 20 minutes to put together!

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Presentation is key for this salad. So here is a little tip, cut the radicchio head into thin wedges, this way you can fan the wedges of roasted radicchio over the bed of arugula nicely. It will look amazing and everyone will get a little radicchio wedge! Radicchio-Orzo-Rice-Salad-(7)WEB

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Roasted Radicchio, Shaved Fennel, & Arugula Salad

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  • 3 cups of Baby Arugula
  • 1 head of Radicchio
  • 1 head of fennel
  • ½ cup high quality Parmesan- Reggiano cheese
  • 6 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Wash all radicchio, fennel, and arugula.
  2. Cut radicchio in wedges- half-lengthwise, again lengthwise, once more until they are small wedges.
  3. Place on baking sheet & lightly coat in olive & salt & pepper. Put in oven at 350 degrees for 5 mins, then broil low for 3 mins. Remove from oven once the outer edges are chard. Let cool
  4. Thinly slice the fennel bulb and Parmesan cheese – I used a French mandolin slicer.
  5. How to plate: lay the baby arugula on the plate, add the shaved fennel & parmesan, top with the roasted radicchio wedges. Lightly pour balsamic & olive oil.
  6. Serve & mangia!

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Radicchio + the Works Orzo Rice Salad

Who is ready for a BBQ?! We have the perfect side to pair with grilled Chicken or Trip tip. This Radicchio + Works Orzo Rice Salad is the best EVER! It’s a fresh colorful looking salad that will taste well with any BBQ menu or bring it to your next pot luck.

 

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Radicchio + the Works Orzo Rice Salad
Ingredients
• 1 pound orzo pasta
• ⅔ cup sun-dried tomatoes (a jar/ oil-packed)
• ⅔ cup pitted Kalamata olives
• 1 cup pine nuts
• 1 head of radicchio
• 1½ cups baby arugula
• 1 Red Onion
• 1 cup fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
• 1 cup freshly-grated parmigiana Reggiano cheese
• 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
• Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

Directions:
1. Cook the pasta al dente in a pot of boiling water with pinch of salt & little olive oil. Drain, transfer to a bowl, and let cool.
2. While the orzo rice is cooking, chop the sun-dried tomatoes (you can either use some of the oil or discard), olives, radicchio, baby arugula, basil, onion. Place in large bowl and set aside.
3. Toast Pine Nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until they start to turn golden brown. Set aside and cool.
4. Once everything is room temperature, combine all ingredients and toss with parmigiana, olive oil, and vinegar.
5. Serve immediately or store in the fridge overnight (all the favors combine).
6. Once ready to serve toss and mangia!

Adapted from Bon Appetite July 1998
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/orzo-with-everything

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Puntarelle & Radicchio Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Hello All,

Puntarelle (poon-ta-REL-lay) Puntarelle means “little tips” and traditionally comes from the region of Rome in Italy. Puntarelle is a winter green that belongs to the chicory family and typically eaten raw. Puntarelle is the main ingredient in the Roman salad called Puntarelle alla Romana. This salad is a tender and crisp. The preparation takes a bit of time and forethought as one needs to first trim all of the leaves, thinly slice the shoots, and then soak them in ice cold water which causes them to curl.  The salad is served with a dressing of anchovy, garlic, vinegar, and salt, pounded and emulsified with olive oil. Since this blog is titled “Chicory Chicks”, we are going to pair two chicories together. 

Prepping Puntarelle

1. Remove the and discard the outer leaves to leave only the shoots.Punatrella_9183

2. Cut off the white bottoms, and slice the steams in half length and then slice each half into long thin strips, they don’t have to be perfect but I could have sliced them thinner.Punatrella_9207

3. In a large bowl soak in ice water and let them soak for a 30 min to 1 hour. you will notice them start to curl within 30 mins.Punatrella_9202

See them curl 🙂 Punatrella_9281

Puntarelle & Radicchio Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

 

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  • 1 head of Radicchio
  • 1 head of Puntarelle
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp. lemon  juice
  • 1 ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper

Directions: 

  1. Wash Puntarelle &  prepare like in above directions
  2. Wash radicchio & cut into desired size. I like to shred the radicchio to make the radicchio slices match the puntarelle. Place in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together lemon zest,  lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey, and salt & pepper until combined. While whisking, slowly drizzle in olive oil until vinaigrette is emulsified.
  4. Pour dressing over salad, serve, & mangia!

– Chicory Chicks

Fun fact: my husband calls me Puntarelle because it like the chicory version of Cinderella

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Sweet Chicory Chick Salad

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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