Grilled Radicchio with Lemon-Hazelnut Dressing

© Fredrika Stjärne

Grilled Radicchio with Lemon-Hazelnut Dressing


With smoky radicchio, toasted hazelnuts, Parmesan cheese and a bright, lemony dressing, this super-simple salad tastes like more than the sum of its parts.


  1. 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons hazelnuts

  2. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  3. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

  4. 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  5. Kosher salt

  6. Freshly ground pepper

  7. Three 6-ounce heads of radicchio, halved through the core

  1. In a skillet, toast the hazelnuts over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until fragrant, 5 minutes. Transfer the nuts to a clean towel and rub off the skins. Coarsely chop 1/4 cup of the hazelnuts; finely grind the remaining 2 tablespoons of hazelnuts.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the 1/4 cup of olive oil, the cheese and the 2 tablespoons of finely ground hazelnuts. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.
  3. Light a grill. Brush the radicchio halves with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat, turning, until the edges are lightly charred, 4 minutes. Transfer to a platter and let cool slightly. Spoon the dressing on top, sprinkle with the chopped hazelnuts and serve.