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Radicchio Salad With Green Olive Dressing


Radicchio Salad With Green Olive Dressing

Radicchio Salad With Green Olive Dressing

Photo © Molly Watson
This salad of crunchy, slightly bitter radicchio leaves coated with a rich green olive dressing was inspired by a salad I had at Toro Bravo in Portland. That salad was radicchio with a Parmesan dressing and green olive crostini - here the flavors are brought together into a single bowl.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 head radicchio
  • 18 green olives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. sherry vinegar or lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Freshly shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish


  1. Trim the radicchio and cut or tear it into shreds or bite-size pieces. Put the radicchio in a large salad bowl.
  2. Mince the olives and garlic into a paste and then mix with oil, vinegar or lemon juice, and add salt and pepper to taste. (You can also do this in a blender, if you like.)
  3. Toss the radicchio with the dressing. Serve topped with plenty of finely grated Parmesan cheese.

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