Roasted Radicchio Salad with Crispy Bacon, Pine Nuts & Shaved Parmesan
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Serves: 4
  • 2 heads of radicchio, sliced in half
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 6 pieces of bacon, cooked and ripped into smaller pieces
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup shaved parmesan
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey + more for drizzle
  • 3 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup balsamic for drizzle
  1. First preheat an oven or fire up a grill to 425
  2. Next take your halved radicchio and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 2 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp black pepper.
  3. Next wrap in foil and place in oven, cut side up, for about 8 minutes. Unwrap foil so cut sides are exposed and turn oven to broil. Brown tops of radicchio for about 1- 2 minutes.
  4. Remove and set aside.
  5. Thinly slice yellow onion. In same pan you cooked your bacon (optional) add 2 tbsp olive oil (if no bacon fat is in pan, if bacon fat is present add additional oil so you have 2 tbsp of some sort of fat in pan). Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  6. Next add 1 tbsp of honey & 1 tsp of salt to onions. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and set aside.
  8. Next divide radicchio into salad bowls, or plates and top with caramelized onions, cooked bacon bits, pine nuts and shaved parmesan.
  9. Drizzle with a little bit of honey and balsamic, serve.
Recipe by My Lavender Blues at