Radicchio Salad

Bitter greens, such as radicchio, stimulate the digestive system and help detox the body; however, many people find the bitterness unappetizing. Balance out the flavors with sweet dried fruit, acidic citrus, and pungent mustard. The fat from olive oil also helps cut the bitter flavor.

2-3 servings

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Updated: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 2:41pm


  • 1 head radicchio, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
  • 5 dried figs, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon or coarse-grain mustard
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 sprig thyme, leaves removed
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine radicchio, red onion, and figs in a large mixing bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, mix mustard, lemon zest and juice, thyme and salt until salt dissolves. Whisk in olive oil and black pepper.
  3. Toss salad with dressing. Serve and enjoy!