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Valerie Bertinelli's Misticanza Salad

PREP TIME
15 mins
SERVINGS
4-6
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Zach Pagano / TODAY
PREP TIME
15 mins
SERVINGS
4-6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(22)

Ingredients

  • 4-6 cups bitter salad greens including chicory, escarole, endive and frisée, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 head radicchio, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs such as parsley leaves, fennel fronds and basil
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • Chef notes

    The unique taste of this traditional Italian salad is defined by the variety of bitter greens. It pairs just as well with a light fish dish as it does with rich meats. It's versatile, simple to prepare and one of my favorite meal starters.

    Preparation

    1.

    Add the greens, radicchio, herbs and radishes to a large bowl. Gently toss together.

    2.

    Add the shallot, olive oil, vinegar and salt to a small cruet. Shake to emulsify.

    3.

    Pour the dressing around the edge of the bowl and gently toss the greens so the dressing adheres to the greens.