When I first laid eyes on this gorgeous pink radicchio, I knew the vibrant unique color and soft petal-like leaves were nothing short of edible art. Inspired by spring blooms I wanted to make an all pink salad that was almost too beautiful to eat! Piecing together other blush colored and pink toned ingredients like radish, shallot, grapefruit, and blood orange made for the ultimate millennial pink salad. This simple composed pink radicchio salad is meant to be eaten with a fork and knife or assembled like lettuce cups, sprinkling the toppings and dressing inside each lettuce leaf.
Pink radicchio is less bitter than traditional radicchio with subtle hints of sweetness in each bite. Playing up the uniqueness of the radicchio, I wanted to add ingredients that match the slightly bitter flavor and contrast its soft texture. Each ingredient on its own is bold and when tossed all together packs a major flavor punch! Top this mighty pink salad with a classic balsamic dressing and you have a show stopping salad that is striking in flavor and appearance! Feast your eyes and grab your forks, the most beautiful pink radicchio salad is coming your way!
Pink Radicchio Salad
Makes: 1 salad Active Prep Time: 10 – 15 minutes
Ingredients: ½ lb pink radicchio leaves, 2 radishes (thinly sliced), 1 small grapefruit (peeled and thinly sliced), 1 small blood orange (peeled and thinly sliced), 1 tablespoon Fennel leaves, 1 small shallot (thinly sliced). Balsamic Vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons Olive oil, ½ tablespoon Balsamic vinegar, dash of Garlic powder, pinch of salt and pepper.
Instructions: Compose your salad by layering your pink radicchio leaves together in a circular shape, bringing each layer of leaves closer to the center until the plate is covered. Place the salad ingredients on top and between the layers of pink leaves until the salad is composed to your liking. Mix the balsamic dressing together and pour over your pink radicchio salad. Enjoy!
Pink Radicchio Salad
This fun and exciting salad is full of bold flavors! On its own, pink radicchio is mild, with a slightly bitter and sweet taste. Load this salad up with flavorful ingredients like delicate shallots and spicy radish, making your salad look as unique as it tastes!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 Salad 1x
- Category: Salad
- Method: Chopping
- Cuisine: American
- ½ lb pink radicchio leaves
- 2 radishes, thinly sliced
- 1 small grapefruit, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 small blood orange, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon Fennel leaves
- 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons Olive oil
- ½ tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
- dash of Garlic powder
- pinch of salt and pepper
- Compose your salad by layering your pink radicchio leaves together in a circular shape, bringing each layer of leaves closer to the center until the plate is covered.
- Place the salad ingredients on top and between the layers of pink leaves until the salad is composed to your liking.
- Mix the balsamic dressing together and pour over your pink radicchio salad. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 Salad with Dressing
- Calories: 374
- Sugar: 17 g
- Sodium: 167 mg
- Fat: 28 g
- Saturated Fat: 4 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 24 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 30 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: Pink radicchio, pink radicchio salad
Pink salad!! Swapped out the pink radicchio for regular radicchio (couldn't find the pink variety this time of year) and it was so good.
Yes, such an easy swap. So glad you were able to make this recipe work for you Hannah - pink salad or not, I am glad you like it!