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Roasted Balsamic Radicchio and Pears

Photo: Whitney Ott; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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