Grilled Radicchio or Witlof Salad with Shallots and Dill

Bitter greens, there is nothing better. My favourites are Radicchio, that ruby red leaf, and Witlof, also known as Belgium Endive. They are great raw but can also be cooked. Today we grill Radicchio for a table top salad, although Belgium Endive could be used too.

Keep in mind that radicchio loses colour as it cooks, so the salad does not necessarily keep that ruby red colour. Never mind, it is delicious. This is a simple salad, highlighting the wonderful flavours of the radicchio or witlof. Riadicchio especially gains a special sweetness when grilled, and here it is accentuated with the olive oil, golden shallots and dill.

This is another of our Bittman salad recipes. You can browse the others here.

Check to see if we have similar Radicchio recipes and Endive recipes. Or browse all of our Salads – we have such delicious ones they are worth exploring.

Or simply put your pens down and spend time checking out our Mid Summer dishes.

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Seasonal Cooking | Tips, Hints and Info for Early Summer

Inspiration for Healthy Living in Early Summer

Help in the Kitchen for Early Summer with tips and hints for cooking this season’s foods.

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Seasonal Cooking | BBQ Bliss for Early Summer Outdoor Dining

Inspiration for Healthy Living in Early Summer

As the Weather warms it becomes ideal for eating outside, on the beach and picnics in the park. BBQs are lit once again, and the days are long and enjoyable.

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Seasonal Cooking | Sweet Things and Cooling Drinks for Easy Early Summer Living

Inspiration for Healthy Living in Early Summer

Hot warming teas give way to cooling drinks, juices and teas that can be iced, and sweet desserts feature Summer fruits and cooling yoghurt. In the heat, a cool drink and a sweet snack are most welcome.

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Seasonal Cooking | Cold and Hot Soups for Early Summer Lazy Days

Inspiration for Healthy Living in Early Summer

Soups become less important in Early Summer, unless they are light and cool.  We look to our food to provide cooling, and substance without bulk.

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Seasonal Cooking | Goodies, Grains, Lentils and More for Early Summer Sustenance

Inspiration for Healthy Living in Early Summer

Slowly we warm in the wonderful heat and beautiful light of Summer, and we shed the coat as the mornings and evenings are balmy. Fruit is appearing on the shelves and food is lighter and summery. Grains and Lentils take a back seat during the hot weather.

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Seasonal Cooking | Indian Deliciousness | Recipes for Early Summer Spicy Feasting

Inspiration for Healthy Living in Early Summer

As Summer teases with warmer weather, coats and jackets are put away for good, and thoughts turn to spicy snacks, cooling drinks and lighter Indian dishes. Time to explore Indian Salads and Lassi Drinks.

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Seasonal Cooking | Vegetable Recipes for Early Summer Healthy Eating

Inspiration for Healthy Living in Early Summer

Early Summer is a crazy month in Australia, where all parts of one’s life become crazy-busy. Everyone strives to get things done before breaking for the seasonal holidays. Businesses begin to close at the end of the month, it is hard to find a place for a good cup of coffee, and it becomes unbelievably quiet on the roads.

And during Early Summer in the Southern Hemisphere, our minds are on cooking for the Seasonal Festivities – our xmas time is in Summer. And then there is the problem of what to do with the leftovers.

The weather is warming up and we have firmly put our coats away and brought out hats, sunscreen and bathers. Salads and light vegetables feature heavily.

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Seasonal Cooking | Salads, Salsa, Dips and Dressings for Early Summer Healthy Eating

Inspiration for Healthy Living in Early Summer

Coats and jackets are put away and anticipation is high for the warming weather. The capriciousness of Spring is steadying. The weather is beautiful, and food becomes lighter, as though our body is shedding its layers too. Thoughts turn to the bountiful Summer harvest. Salads feature prominently.

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Seasonal Cooking | 11 Simple Beautiful Summer Salads

Sometimes we forget that simplest is bestest.

I ran into a lady today from Northern France and we chatted about France and French food. I have spent some time living and working in the North East of France, so it was great to chat to such a beautiful lady.

Coincidentally, I have just started to re-read, Elizabeth David’s French Provincial Cooking. I love the simple approach to food and the reverence she shows to food and eating.

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