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, like the one that inspired this Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad, that distracts him for a moment from the entree, 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 knocks it out of the park.
Roasted Radicchio Wedge Salad
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 wedge 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.
How to Roast Radicchio
First you start by quartering a radicchio into wedges. I slice in half and then cut each half in half again.
Drizzle the radicchio with a bit of oil and season with salt and pepper and roast for 15 minutes.
Homemade Green Goddess Dressing
To finish up this Radicchio Wedge Salad, blend up a Green Goddess Dressing made with lime juice, Greek Yogurt, cilantro and honey–the sweetness is a must for serving with radicchio.
This yogurt cilantro dressing is not only simple but it is elegant and tasty.
And a perfect compliment to the slightly bitter radicchio wedge.
Notes on Roasted Radicchio Salad
- I love to use radicchio because of it’s vibrant color. And even though radicchio is a member of the chicory family–red cabbage can be substituted for the radicchio but it will not have quite the same chewy texture or bitter flavor.
- Be sure to use plain yogurt for the Green Goddess Dressing–not flavored. You can substitute regular yogurt for Greek yogurt just fine–you may just not need as much lime juice to thin out. You can even use homemade instant pot yogurt.
Roasted Radicchio Wedge Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
A simple roasted wedge salad with a yogurt goddess dressing.
- 1 head of radicchio quartered
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided
- 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 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 1/2 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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