Ginger-Orange Sautéed Radicchio Warm Salad


Gently sautéed radicchio fused with a warm asian ginger-orange dressing makes this warm salad a savory starter. Garnish with oranges or grapes to add extra sweetness.


1 head radicchio, leaves separated
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 orange, segmented, pith removed

In large skillet over medium heat, sauté radicchio leaves in olive oil until radicchio is slightly limp, about 1 1/2 -2 minutes. Remove radicchio to large shallow bowl. Heat sesame oil over low heat in small saucepan; stir in ginger and garlic; whisk in orange juice, soy sauce, honey and dry mustard. Remove from heat; pour over sautéed radicchio and toss thoroughly. Serve immediately on salad plates garnished with toasted sesame seeds and oranges.