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Radicchio Salad with Frisée and Apples

radicchio salad frisée braeburn apples gluten-free recipe

The other night I had the privilege of eating this amazing gluten free salad at Frasca, a fabulous restaurant in downtown Boulder. Their salad however, had salami, while mine, for a little hit of protein, contains walnuts.

I served this salad with dinner Sunday night while my 3 boys (2 children and husband) watched the NFL playoffs.  Dinner (and this salad) were a hit (even though the Jets lost).

Radicchio Salad with Frisée and Apples


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine radicchio frisée and apple
  2. Drizzle salad with olive oil and vinegar and toss
  3. Toss walnuts over salad
  4. Serve

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I will be teaching a Valentine’s Day gluten free, dairy free cooking class at Bauman College on Wednesday, February 10th in Boulder –hope to see you there!

I want to give a special thanks to those participating in the forums and a special shout out to forums member Lisa Stafford, who actively answers the questions of so many other community members.  She is the winner of the Forums Activist of the Month Giveaway –and will receive a signed copy of my gluten free cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  Congrats and thank you Lisa!

posted on January 26, 2010, 17 comments

  1. Christie @ Honoring Health @ honormyhealth.com

    That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Theresa Watson

    Wow Elena this looks delicious. For those of you looking for wonderful extra virgin olive oils and amazing balsamic vinegars with no sulfites please check out this web site fromolivesandgrapes@me.com

    I just purchased the fig balsamic and it is wonderful drizzled on fresh tomatoes.

    Best Wishes,
    Merrit Island, FL

  3. Lovely salad. My family would like this very much. Thank you for sharing your recipe. =)

  4. That looks so deliciously fresh! (I just ate half a block of Lindt 90% in one go, so my body is absolutely craving vegetables right now… :P)

  5. Nicole

    J! E! T! S! JETS! JETS! JETS!

    My boys couldn’t pull it pass Peyton this time.

    A little heartbroken, not gonna lie. :(

    But at least this salad will cheer me up.

    Look out for next year!

  6. What a beautiful salad! It’s a work of art, and it sounds delish!

  7. lala

    what? olive oil and vinegars contain sulfites?

  8. LearningMama

    Can’t wait to make this one! It was great meeting you on Saturday. Was wondering what you were eating/drinking?:) My 11 year old daughter made Purple Velvet Torte for a third time. We like to serve it and ‘trick’ people. Hope you have a great week!

  9. This salad makes my mouth water. Wish I didn’t already have my fridge stuffed with produce or I’d come up with a way to add this to the meal plans for this week!

  10. Hannah\'s Harvest @ hannahs-harvest.blogspot.com

    I was hoping you’d have a fun salad soon. You remaining my number one food blogger!

  11. Hi Elana, the actual name of the lettuce is “frisée” or “frisee” (which means curly in French), not frisse :) The salad looks good nevertheless!

  12. Looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

  13. Caveman Sam @ cavemansam.com

    I’ve seen radicchio at the store and was intrigued, but had no idea what I’d do with it. This gives me a reason to buy one. Thanks! The salami version sounds interesting too.

  14. Kristi Rimkus @ motherrimmy.com

    Beautiful salad. Colorful and so healthy!

  15. Molly

    I wasn’t a huge fan of the apples on this one, but turns out I like it very much! They added a fantastic texture that was unexpected. I don’t usually like unusual salads, but this was a hit. Kudos.

    Antique Jewelry

  16. Steph Trax

    Yum! I had radicchio leftover and no greens. So I made this without the frisée and also without the nuts (allergy). It was really tasty! Thank you!

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