I invented a salad. I guess this means my cooking slump is over. I don't know if Lawson loves it as much as I do; he is not as into bitter leafy things as I. Too bad for him.
I've grilled radicchio before, but I was never successful at tempering its bitterness very well. This works, though. It accompanies easy grilled meals well, too, because you do most of the speedy prep ahead of time, then grill the radicchio along with your burgers or sausage or whatever right before serving.
Toss together and set aside at room temperature for at least an hour:
- cherry tomatoes, halved (or chopped good summer tomatoes, when available)
- sugar snap peas, de-stringed, halved if desired
- balsamic vinegar
- olive oil
- merest hint of salt
Cut grilled radicchio pieces roughly with scissors, toss with tomato mixture, and serve.
The picture is blurry because my camera sucks. I am in the market for a new one.