Seared Radicchio Salad

This salad may look simple, but it definitely isn’t lacking in flavor. My bitter greens are flourishing in my garden and I was so excited to finally use them in a meal!  I also wanted to include this simple trick of searing the radicchio and arranging the endive— it really creates a beautiful and elegant presentation, perfect for your next dinner party or just a meal at home for yourself! 

Seared Radicchio Salad

Seared Radicchio Salad


  • 4-5 cups mixed bitter greens
  • 1/3 cup celery leaves chopped
  • 2 heads of radicchio
  • 4 endive bunches
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/2 tsp grated horseradish
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tsp elderberry vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a cast iron skillet, heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil
  • Add the radicchio and sear both sides
  • Remove from heat
  • Assemble salad with 4-5 cups of mixed bitter greens (I used some from my garden!) and 1/3 cup of chopped celery leaves.
  • Chop seared radicchio and add to salad bowl.
  • Sprinkle on nuts.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, elderberry vinegar, maple syrup, and olive oil to make the dressing.
  • Toss all of your salad ingredients together with dressing

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