Bacon-Wrapped Radicchio with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Roasting tames radicchio’s bitterness which perfectly complements smoky bacon. A zippy-sweet dressing ties everything together in a lovely, delicious bundle.



  • 8 slices bacon or pancetta

  • 2 heads radicchio, outer leaves trimmed, quartered

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon mustard

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Cooking Steps

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. 2

    Wrap one slice of bacon around each radicchio wedge from the top down, leaving core exposed. In small baking dish, add wedges so they fit snugly together. Roast 25-30 minutes, and check for doneness. Bacon should be crisp. If bacon is not done, turn heat up to 475 and roast 5 minutes more.

  3. 3

    Meanwhile, whisk together olive oil, cider vinegar, brown sugar, and mustard until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. 4

    Remove radicchio to serving platter. Drizzle vinaigrette over radicchio and bacon wedges. Serve immediately.

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