Recipe: Sautéed Radicchio & Other Bitters


From the Vitality Food Feature ‘The Bitter Tastes of Spring‘.

Simple, healthy, and a great way to start a meal, use just radicchio or a combination of radicchio and other bitter greens in this recipe. (Makes 4 servings.)


  • 4 heads radicchio
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 Tbsp grated Gorgonzola cheese, optional

1) Rinse, core and quarter each head of radicchio, set aside to drain.

2) In a large skillet, heat olive oil and cook garlic just until lightly brown. Stir in radicchio and lemon juice; cook, stirring often, 4 to 5 minutes, or until liquid evaporates. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.

3) Sprinkle one tablespoon grated Gorgonzola over each serving, serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

As a professional Home Economist (BAA, Ryerson U., Toronto) and Culinary Herbalist, Pat’s passion for healthy food is fused with her knowledge and love of herbs. She has honed her wellness practice over more than four decades of growing, photographing, and writing about what she calls, the helping plants. In fact, Crocker infuses the medicinal benefits of herbs in every original recipe she develops. An award-winning author, Pat has written 23 herb/healthy cookbooks, including The Healing Herbs Cookbook,The Juicing Bible, and her latest, Cooking with Cannabis (Sterling) and The Herbalist’s Kitchen (Sterling, 2018).

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