Hot Salad

January 13, 2008

Fixed computer problem #1. Still working on the iPod. Many other things still left to do!


It was WAY too cold for a salad, so we decided to come up with something warm with our leftover veggies. Instead of using lettuce, we grilled a head of radicchio on the grill, and then chopped it for the base of the warm salad. Here it is hot off the grill before we chopped it:


Then we sauteed broccoli, green pepper, mushroom and carrot until it was warm and tender and started to layer the salad together.

Other toppings: avocado, pom, lemon hummus, bleu cheese crumbles and a homemade vinegarette.

The result:



With a side of Sami’s Pita chips!


All together for ~400 kcal: 


Off to get coffee with my friends!!

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1 koootz January 13, 2008 at 10:04 am

have you ever made your own hummus? it's hard to find tahini paste but it's totally worth it!


2 hk January 13, 2008 at 12:57 pm

beautiful looking lunch!! how exactly do you go about grilling radiccio? and for how long to get a nice char without having it go up in flames, ha? :)


3 Sarah January 13, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Hey Kath…just curious where you get your placemats? They're so cute and colorful…:)


4 Kath January 13, 2008 at 4:54 pm


I have made my own hummus! I'm just too lazy to make it regularly :)


I'll have to assign the husband to the radicchio question, as he's the grill master!


My sister got them for me at World Market – I love them too!



5 the husband January 13, 2008 at 5:06 pm

To grill the radicchio, I cut it into wedges, each one no wider than a 3 inch chord (that's what you call the outside portion of a circumference). Spray lightly with cooking spray and grill on the hottest part of the grill for just a few minutes. There's not too much of a science here but what you should know is radicchio has quite a bit of water in it, so it takes some serious grilling to actually CHAR it. Just grill until nicely browned, flip to the other side of the wedge, one more minute, and serve up. It's a pretty bitter plant so you'll need a flavorful sauce on it. We used a sweeter vinaigrette, but I think some crumbled bacon plus drippings, and some mushrooms would be nice.


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