Roasted Balsamic Radicchio and Pears

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Roasted Balsamic Radicchio and PearsRecipe
Photo: Whitney Ott; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 4


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3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 small heads radicchio, cored and cut into quarters
Cooking spray
2 Bosc pears, cored and each cut into 6 wedges
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 ounce Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended. Add radicchio; toss gently to coat and allow mixture to seep between leaves. Place radicchio wedges, cut sides down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; drizzle with any remaining vinegar mixture. Place pear wedges, cut sides down, on another baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Roast pears and radicchio at 400° for 12 minutes. Turn radicchio and pears over; roast an additional 12 minutes or until pears are golden and radicchio is browned. Place 2 radicchio wedges and 3 pear wedges on each of 4 plates, and sprinkle evenly with salt. Top radicchio evenly with cheese; serve immediately.

Created date

August 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 148
Fat 9.1 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 222 mg
Calcium 51 mg