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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Bitter radicchio mellows as it cooks with a garlicky marinade, but it keeps its distinctive bite. Delicious with grilled fish or marinated, grilled tofu. It also works a first course for a fancy meal.


  • 2 whole heads of radicchio
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbs fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (sea salt if on a corn-free diet*)
  • Basil leaves for garnish


  • Cut radicchio heads into quarters, and place in a shallow dish.
  • Place remaining ingredients (except for basil for garnish) into a small dish. Pour over radicchio quarters. Marinate for 15–30 minutes.
  • Preheat charcoal or gas grill.
  • Place each quarter of radicchio on grill and cook, turning with tongs. The radicchio will wilt somewhat, and turn brown at the edges.
  • Remove from heat and pour remaining marinade over the wilted and slightly browned radicchio. Arrange basil leaves in an attractive pattern around the radicchio.

* Allergy notes: People following a corn-free diet should avoid iodized salt since it contains dextrose, which should be avoided by those allergic to corn.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 168
  Calories from Fat 159 (95%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(12%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(12%)Sodium 293mg
(1%)Potassium 46mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(1%)Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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