Grilled Radicchio Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese Recipe

Grilled Radicchio Salad with Bacon & Blue Cheese


Prep Time

Total Time

Gluten Free


10 min

20 min


Radicchio has a bitter flavor that mellows when grilled. This hearty salad recipe is complete with Jones bacon, tangy blue cheese and toasted walnuts.

Dry Aged Fully Cooked Bacon Slices

This recipe is made with

Dry Aged Cherrywood Smoked Bacon, Uncooked

Product Information

You can also make this recipe with

Dry Aged Hickory Smoked Bacon, Uncooked


1 head radicchio, cut through stem into 4 wedges
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon red wine or balsamic vinegar
1 shallot, finely chopped
4 cups baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
6 slices Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon


Step 1
Brush cut sides of radicchio with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place radicchio cut side down on preheated stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat or medium-high gas grill; grill about 2 minutes per side, or until edges are brown and wilted.

Step 2

Meanwhile, whisk together remaining olive oil with vinegar, shallot and salt and pepper.

Step 3
Divide spinach evenly among four plates; top each salad with one radicchio wedge.

Step 4
Drizzle with dressing and top with equal portions of blue cheese, walnuts and bacon.

*To toast walnuts, spread into a single layer on a baking sheet and bake 10 minutes in 325°F oven.

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