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Radicchio (Italian)

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Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA

Radicchio di Verona as it is sometimes referred to is a loose head that resembles small butterhead lettuce in both size and shape.

A trendy Italian chicory, Radicchio is a popular salad green. Available in a wide range of colors including various shades of pink, red and green, the burgundy-red leafed Radicchio (with white ribs) is most common.

The tender but firm leaves are comparable to Belgian Endive or escarole and bittersweet in flavor. An attractive addition to mixed salads, Radicchio from Melissa’s may also be used as a garnish, grilled, sautéed or baked.

Radicchio from Melissa’s is hand-selected for excellent quality. Choose crisp heads with full colored leaves. Avoid any signs of browning, blemishes or holes. The base core should be firm.

Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week. 

Rinse with cold water, pat dry. Trim leaves if adding to a salad or cut off core and remove any wilted leaves for cooking.

Allow two medium-sized heads of Radicchio per four people.