Definition of radicchio in US English:



  • Chicory of a variety which has dark red leaves.

    • ‘Place the apple slices firmly between the radicchio leaves.’
    • ‘The food aristocrat regained her equilibrium when a pyramid of haricot vert salad appeared, laced with blue cheese, walnuts, and slivers of crisp radicchio.’
    • ‘These assortments of easy-to-use greens include small, colorful favorites like romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and radicchio.’
    • ‘In a large bowl, toss together arugula, radicchio, fennel and walnuts.’
    • ‘Equally nonaggressive but more effective are roast chicken atop smothered leeks, and a meaty stack of portobellos topped by grilled radicchio and balsamic-bathed onions.’
    • ‘The menu includes such treats as Portland crab salad with grilled baby leeks, dandelion, radicchio and saffron aïoli.’
    • ‘For a Mediterranean mix, place fresh basil leaves, cherry tomatoes, zucchini slices and fresh radicchio in a baggie.’
    • ‘Sow more rocket and other autumn salads such as escarole and radicchio, which will last until Christmas.’
    • ‘If you want to continue exploring, toss curly endive, escarole, arugula or radicchio - all of which have a distinct flavour - to your green salad to add some bite.’
    • ‘The chicory clan - Belgian endive, radicchio, and escarole - is sneaking into more and more produce sections.’
    • ‘Halve small heads of treviso, radicchio or white chicory lengthways and set aside for 5-10 minutes to allow the bitter juices to exude.’
    • ‘I had planted seven varieties of radicchio and the crop had germinated well.’
    • ‘For example, in the sunflower and daisies family you'd find bitter-flavored vegetables like artichoke, endive, chicory and radicchio.’
    • ‘Cut the radicchio into strips and mix with the parsley in a bowl.’
    • ‘Remove the tough outer leaves from the radicchio.’
    • ‘This vinaigrette is especially good with fuller bodied ones like spinach and radicchio.’
    • ‘Cut radicchio lengthwise into four wedges; removing root end.’
    • ‘Try to include a few slightly bitter salad leaves such as radicchio or witloof, or peppery ones such as watercress or rocket.’
    • ‘To serve, spoon some chanterelle sauce in the center of the plate and top with some dumplings, arugula, radicchio, and mushrooms.’
    • ‘Add the radicchio, thyme, speck, prosciutto, and chicken stock and cook for another eight to ten minutes.’