Definition of radicchio
: a chicory of a red variety with variegated leaves that is used as a salad green
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Heinen's: Orecchiette pasta with radicchio, bacon, blue cheese and garlic vinaigrette.
There’s nothing random about the pairing of bitter radicchio with ripe strawberries, a few of which are crushed so they get smeared around the purple leaves and join forces with the saffron vinaigrette.
Crumble in the cheese and add the walnuts, radicchio and frisée.
Our radicchio and endive salad toyed with the palate, with sweet gorgonzola, pine nuts, balsamic and honey battling black olives, roasted red peppers and extra-virgin olive oil to a pleasing draw.
Also noteworthy is a Thai salad ($7.50/happy hour) that’s a refreshing hodgepodge of shredded green papaya, carrot, radicchio, curly kale, edamame beans, bell pepper and toasted cashews, tossed in sweet and zesty dressing with a hint of fresh mint.
On a recent Sunday, a lunch celebrating the food of Veneto started with a delightfully odd fritto misto of polenta, lemon slices, little sage-and-anchovy sandwiches, and radicchio.
The chef serves it with charred radicchio and mashed rutabaga, along with pickled cranberries scattered all about the plate.
My favorite vinaigrette for a radicchio salad — made either with a single variety or a mixture — has anchovies and capers in it.
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Origin and Etymology of radicchio
Italian, chicory, from Vulgar Latin *radiculus, alteration of Latin radicula
First Known Use: 1968See Words from the same year
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Definition of radicchio for English Language Learners
: a plant which has reddish or green leaves that have a bitter taste and that are eaten in salads
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