Radicchio Caesar Salad

Radicchio has a robust texture and doesn't wilt easily, which makes it great for a sturdy salad. Soak the leaves in a bowl of ice water and spin-dry them for extra crunch.

Radicchio Caesar Salad
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 cups


  • 6 garlic cloves

  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 cup cubed ciabatta bread

  • 6 anchovy fillets

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 hard-boiled egg yolks

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 6 cup torn radicchio leaves

  • 3 cup torn romaine leaves

  • cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. For croutons: Mince two of the garlic cloves. In a large saucepan warm 1/4 cup of the olive oil and the minced garlic over low 5 minutes. Add bread cubes; sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt. Stir to coat. Spread bread cubes in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring once. Let cool completely. (Croutons will crisp as they cool.)

  2. For dressing: In a blender or small food processor combine the remaining four garlic cloves and 1/2 cup olive oil, the anchovy fillets, lemon juice, egg yolks, and mustard. Cover and blend until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper. (Dressing can be kept chilled in an airtight container up to 5 days; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before using.)

  3. In a large bowl combine radicchio and romaine; toss with dressing. Sprinkle with cheese, croutons, and freshly ground black pepper. Serves 12.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
16g Fat
8g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4.5mg 23%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 113mg 2%
Folate, total 32.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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