paleo salad

Radicchio Salad with Frisée and Apples

This hearty paleo salad recipe has 6 healthy ingredients and is a breeze to throw together. All you need is raddicchio, frisée, an apple, walnuts, olive oil, and vinegar. We serve it with my Perfect Roast Chicken recipe for a delicious paleo dinner.

I love serving this salad for weeknight dinners because it’s so easy to make. I also serve Radicchio Salad with Frisée and Apples at dinner parties and during Jewish holidays since it’s so colorful and festive. This healthy paleo side dish is a wonderful High Holiday salad, and also great at Passover.

Print Recipe
Radicchio Salad with Frisée and Apples
  • 1 head radicchio, thinly sliced
  • ½ head frisee, sliced
  • 1 apple, cut into matchsticks (I used Braeburn)
  • olive oil, to taste
  • balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted
  1. In a large salad bowl combine radicchio, frisée, and apple
  2. Drizzle olive oil and vinegar over salad
  3. Toss walnuts into salad
  4. Serve

This paleo salad recipe is based on an amazing salad that I had at Frasca, a fabulous restaurant in downtown Boulder. Their salad had salami. In this salad recipe I replaced the salami with walnuts so that this would be a vegan paleo salad for those that don’t eat meat.

These paleo dinner recipes are great served along with this Radicchio Salad with Frisée and Apples:


  1. Steph Trax says

    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!

  2. Molly says

    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

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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!

  5. LearningMama says

    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!

    • says

      Hi LearningMama,

      Was so great to meet you too!

      I was drinking a blender salad –lots of greens and other good stuff.

      Hope you are staying warm in this chilly weather.

      Thanks for coming to my book signing.

      xo Elana

  6. Nicole says

    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!

  7. says

    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)

  8. Theresa Watson says

    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

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

    Best Wishes,
    Merrit Island, FL

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