Ever wonder what that red and white-headed, lettuce-like vegetable is in the produce section? It’s not red cabbage; it’s in the chicory family so it’s technically not a lettuce either. It’s called radicchio and it’s delicious! It does have a bitter taste but if it’s balanced in a salad with milder tasting things it won’t be overpowering. Give it a try!
2 cups coarsely chopped radicchio
1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
1/2 cup zucchini relish (see recipe below) or use grated zucchini
10 green olives, pitted and sliced
1/4 cup feta cheese (optional)
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
freshly-ground black pepper to taste (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a salad bowl except oil. Add oil and mix well. If you used grated zucchini instead of zucchini relish, add 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice and salt to taste. Serves 4.