RadicchioThis is the perfect side dish to just about anything. Roasting radicchio mellows its sharp, bitter flavor, while retaining that nutty delicious crunch. The honey mustard dressing is so easy to throw together; only a few simple pantry staples are needed to make this vegetable sing when roasted. After all, aren’t those the best recipes?


  • 2 heads radicchio
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp mustard (I used Lars mild & sweet, or Dijon)
  • 1-2 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed with the back of a knife
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 400º. Cut the radicchio heads in half, then into quarters, keeping the core intact.

In a jar with a lid, combine the olive oil, honey, mustard, crushed garlic clove(s), rosemary, salt/pepper. Shake vigorously until the ingredients are well-combined. Remove the garlic clove(s). Coat the radicchio with the honey mustard mixture, place on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until wilted and the edges have started to brown.

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