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Treviso & Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad

Treviso and tuscan kale caesar salad is giving the traditional romaine caesar salad a run for its money. Winter is here and we need something a little more robust. Swapping tuscan kale for romaine lettuce is the best transition for winter since we start to crave heavy comfy style foods when the temperature sightly drops. And the purple treviso gives the salad a pop that is eye catching.   

This treviso & tuscan kale caesar salad will have you coming back again and again, especially if you make your to own Caesar dressing. Now we know what you are thinking, homemade caesar dressing aka anchovies… Yes, I used anchovies and it’s AMAZING!! I’ll never go back to store bought Caesar dressing again.  I made the Bon Appetite easy homemade caesar dressing

Simple ingredients combined to make a delicious rich salad: 

  • Anchovies
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice 
  • Egg yolk 
  • Parmesan cheese 

One thing I love about this salad is you can make it ahead of time. You can make the dressing, prep greens, and make it up to 6 hours beforehand. This allows for the tuscan kale to become more tender and absolutely delightful to eat. Just toss in croutons at the very end. 

Check out out our product pages to learn more about our products. Treviso | Tuscan Kale 

  • Treviso is a variety of radicchio and radicchio can be subsitited if your local store doesn’t carry treviso. 
  • Tuscan kale is also known as dino kale, lacinato kale, black kale. We call it tuscan because we like Tuscany, Italy and Nonnie called it tuscan kale 🙂 


Treviso & Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad

2017.09.28 Tuscan Kale Treviso Caesar Salad-1664
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  • Prep Time: 10 Min
  • Cook Time: 10 Min
  • Total Time: 20 Min
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Fresh
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1 head of Treviso
  • 2 bunches of Tuscan kale/ lacinato kale
  • 1/4 cup of shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups of torn crusty bread (french or ciabatta)
  • Olive oil
  • Caesar Dressing bought or homemade


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Toss the torn bread pieces with olive oil on a baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Bake, tossing occasionally, until golden, 10–15 minutes.
  2. While the croutons bake, wash treviso & tuscan kale. Remove the rib of the tuscan kale with knife or by tearing. Cut the tuscan kale & treviso into 1/2 inch to 1 inch slices.
  3. Combine treviso and kale in large bowl, toss the salad with dressing. If you wish to let your kale to become more tender let sit up to 6 hours. You may massage the dressing into kale.
  4. Add croutons and shaved Parmesan cheese before serving, enjoy


  • Calories: 309

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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.



Radicchio + the Works Orzo Rice Salad
• 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

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

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