Roasted Radicchio Wedge Salad with Green Goddess Dressing: Oven roasted radicchio is served with a fresh Greek Yogurt Green Goddess Dressing.
Let me let you in on a little secret of mine–I typically choose a restaurant by the salad choices. Does that sound crazy to you?
At first my husband said it was ludicrous, but I have convinced him now that I am on to something. My husband would say that he only cares about a the meat when we eat out. And while that is most important to him, he does now agree with me that if a restaurant can make a killer salad, they often will nail the steak as well. And if they can serve him a caesar salad that distracts him for a moment from the entrée, then he will remember the restaurant and tend to gravitate back to it in the future.
For someone like me, who cares very little about a filet or prime rib, I want to have unique salads and tantalizing vegetable side dishes when I choose to dine out. I want every penny I spend to make my taste buds sing. And I have recently created a SIMPLE salad that makes my taste buds dance in glee and I think it will have your taste buds dancing as well.
Let me introduce you to my Roasted Radicchio Wedge with Green Goddess Dressing. Bitter radicchio is mellowed out by roasting in the oven and then is served with a bright and light version of green goddess dressing. It is a simple enough salad to serve any night of the week, but impressive enough to serve to company. In fact, this salad is making an appearance at my Christmas Dinner. I think the red and green of this salad is the perfect festive addition to our meal. Not to mention it is so good, my husband may be momentarily distracted from our New York Strip Roast that will be served.
It is really quite simple. And elegant. And tasty.
I think you need to give it a try.
- 1 head of radicchio, quartered
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
- ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Quarter the radicchio and place on a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil and ½ teaspoon salt.
- Roast for 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, place all remaining ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve with the wedges with the dressing.
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