- Calories 9
- Total Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Sodium 9 mg
- Potassium 121 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 1.8 g
- Protein 0.6 g
- Vitamin C 5%
How to Store and Select
How to store: Keep radicchio refrigerated in a tightly sealed plastic bag. It'll last at least a week.
- Radicchio, like other chicory class of vegetables, is very low in calories. 100 g fresh leaves carry just 23 calories.
- Radicchio can be safely eaten and has no caffeine content, even though it belongs to chicory family vegetables.
How to Prepare
2 large heads of radicchio (about 1 pound total), halved through core end, each half cut into 3 wedges with some core still attached
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
Balsamic vinegar (for drizzling)
Preheat oven to 450°F. Rinse radicchio wedges in cold water; gently shake off excess water (do not dry completely). Place radicchio in large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper; toss to coat.
Arrange radicchio wedges, 1 cut side up, on rimmed baking sheet. Roast until wilted, about 12 minutes. Turn over and roast until tender, about 8 minutes longer.
Arrange radicchio on platter, drizzle with balsamic vinegar, and serve.
Perfectly Grilled Radicchio
4 heads radicchio
12 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 pound mozzarella, cut into 16 pieces
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cut the radicchio in quarters lengthwise, being sure to keep some of the stem attached to each quarter. Trim off any dark bits of stem. Submerge the radicchio quarters in ice water for 1 hour to remove some bitterness. Put a plate on top of the radicchio to keep them under water.
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except the mozzarella. Mix well.
Prepare a hot fire in your grill, or heat a cast iron grill pan over medium-high heat.
Drain the radicchio and place them on paper towels to absorb remaining water. Open up the leaves and spoon the olive oil mixture inside. Place the radicchio quarters on a baking sheet and pour the remaining marinade mixture. Season generously with salt and pepper.
When the radicchio begins to brown, pull from the grill, open up a section of each portion and place a slice of mozzarella inside. Place quarters back onto the sheet pan and place the pan directly on the grill for 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Drizzle any leftover dressing over the top of the grilled radicchio and serve warm.
- Radicchio is high in antioxidants that boost overall health, wellness and energy.
- Radicchio promotes weight loss by virtue of its high fiber that makes one full and keeps one satiated for longer.