Grilled Radicchio Salad

A light balsamic dressing perfectly compliments nutty grilled radicchio in this unique salad.

1 head Castelfranco radicchio
½ cup olive oil, plus an additional teaspoon to prep radicchio for grill
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon stone-ground mustard
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Vecchio cheese, for grating

1. To make the dressing, place salt, garlic, mustard and balsamic vinegar into a food processor or blender and pulse to combine. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil slowly until the dressing comes together.

2. Prepare your grill for high, direct heat. Coat quartered radicchio with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill the radicchio over high heat until slightly soft, uncovered. Keep an eye on them, as they blacken quickly; aim for blackening in spots, but not the entirety.

3. Chop the radicchio quarters into bite-sized pieces and toss with the dressing and some black pepper. Serve hot or at room temperature, garnished with grated Vecchio cheese.

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