Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad

Vibrant Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad | ASpicyPerspective.comCrunchy Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad, a brilliant summer offering that is hard to resist.

Crunchy Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad |
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My family spends the summer teetering on the fence between dietary endeavors and comforting summertime favorites.

One night it’s dripping Italian-style burgers and strawberry shortcakes. The next night we offset the previous day’s calorie-fest with a healthy farm-stand salad and grilled fish or chicken.


It’s a tricky balance between what we want to eat, and what we should eat.

Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad |

There are plenty of times, however, that what we want to eat is what we should eat.

Those occasions consist of dishes boasting bold colors, audacious flavors, ample texture, and lots of contrast!

Making Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad |

Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad packs a powerful punch. It truly covers all the bases as far as your tastebuds are concerned. Bitterness from the crunchy radicchio, spicy radish and red onion slices, sweet tender beets, cool crisp mint leaves, a little acidity from the vinaigrette, and a salty bite of queso fresco. What’s not to love?

Plus Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad is visually bright and beautiful.

How to Make Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad |

Radicchio has a dynamic effect on most people. It seems to be one of those veggies you either passionately love, or avoid at all costs.

One way to reduce the bitterness a smidge is to soak the radicchio in ice-cold water before serving. If you still can’t appreciate its bity crunch, red cabbage would be a good substitution.

Brilliant Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad |

Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad would make a superb addition to any summer picnic. The texture of the radicchio allows it to sit for hours without wilting. Not to mention, the vibrant colors can hold their own against any fireworks display!

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41 comments on “Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad

  1. My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted July 1, 2010 at 3:32 am Reply

    I love the radicchio but the beets, I don't know. I really would like to enjoy them but somehow we don't go very well together. It is sad.
    Your salad looks wonderfully refreshing for the upcoming summer dinners.

  2. Adventures in Domestic Cookingposted July 1, 2010 at 4:20 am Reply

    It's so colorful and lovely!

  3. Belinda @zomppaposted July 1, 2010 at 11:14 am Reply

    I love the skinned beets – gorgeous!

  4. Sanjeeta kkposted July 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm Reply

    Beautiful and healthy recipe, must try the beetroot with my salads.

  5. Nirmalaposted July 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm Reply

    I love nothing more than roasted beets. Simple and tasty, they are packed full of vitamins! Love them.

  6. Mother Rimmyposted July 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm Reply

    Now I know what to do with the beets that came with my CSA. Thanks for the recipe. Healthy and colorful. Right up my alley!

  7. Stellaposted July 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm Reply

    Hey Sommer, this is beautiful! You know, salads like this are my favorite kind of food. I really should post more of this type of thing, b/c I make them all of the time.
    Oh, and your photo of the peeled beets is so cute!

  8. Pacheco Pattyposted July 1, 2010 at 3:18 pm Reply

    Love all these veggies Sommer, I think they are wonderful together in a salad!

  9. Lazaro Cooks!posted July 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm Reply

    Beautiful salad. Love roasted beets. The combination with the radicchio sounds wonderful.

    Be well

  10. lauraposted July 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm Reply

    I've just discovered the greatness of roasted beets this summer – I had never had them fresh before finding them at our local farmer's market and now I am hooked – what a difference fresh makes. This salad sounds fabulous and I will try it very soon! (:

  11. Maryposted July 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous dish. I love this kind of colorful salad. I like everything you've put in this and I'll wager it is delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  12. Rickposted July 1, 2010 at 5:40 pm Reply

    Those beets look like ornaments!

  13. Birenposted July 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm Reply

    What a lovely and healthy looking salad! Those beets look great!

  14. baking.serendipityposted July 1, 2010 at 10:13 pm Reply

    At least you're able to balance it :) The color in this is so bright and vibrant…it definitely looks summer-y!

  15. Cherineposted July 2, 2010 at 11:16 am Reply

    Beautiful salad!! Looks awesome!

  16. Kelly @ Hot Cookin'posted July 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm Reply

    Now I've got a hankering for beets in my salad….I have the lettuce but no beets. Guess that means a trip to the grocery store!

    Beautiful photos, Sommer!

  17. Devakiposted July 2, 2010 at 7:42 pm Reply

    Oh My Sommer! What a veritable root veggie feast.

    Those pics of the roasted beets has me drooling and who would have thought to mix radicchio with beets and with queso no less! Yes and let's not forget those thinly sliced radishes & mint.

    Gorgeous salad and I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  18. Fight the Fat Foodieposted July 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm Reply

    this really looks wonderful!

  19. Kristenposted July 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm Reply

    Your summer diet sounds like mine. It's a fine line between healthy supper salads and homemade ice cream!! I love roasted beets. This sounds like an excellent salad and it's so pretty!

  20. Steveposted July 2, 2010 at 11:10 pm Reply

    This looks great!

  21. Cook with Madinposted July 3, 2010 at 12:35 am Reply

    The salad looks lovely. I don't mind eating radicchio and I love roasted beets.

  22. Chocolate Frecklesposted July 3, 2010 at 1:27 am Reply

    Ohh this sure looks deliciously healthy!

  23. Chef Dennisposted July 3, 2010 at 1:32 am Reply

    hi Sommer

    we just don't see enough done with beets! Roasted beets are just incredible…I love the different colored beets! what a perfect combination with the arugula!

  24. Claudiaposted July 3, 2010 at 1:57 am Reply

    Loving this hearty summer salad – love roasting vegetables when it's cool enough.It's so nice to see a summer salad that could be a meal.

  25. Noelleposted July 3, 2010 at 5:40 am Reply

    Great looking salad. Yummy beets are in sight!

  26. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableposted July 3, 2010 at 8:43 am Reply

    Wow Sommer!!!! Your photos are just POPPING!! They certainly look festive. The salad is gorgeous and really appealing though I'm undecided as yet about radicchio. I do love everything else that you've put in though :)

    Btw – Happy Fourth July!

  27. Magic of Spiceposted July 3, 2010 at 10:15 am Reply

    Sumptuous id most definitely accurate…Wow, so lovely!

  28. Cookin' Canuckposted July 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm Reply

    What an unusual and pretty salad. Now I'm going to check out that baby back recipe!

  29. Sanjeeta kkposted July 4, 2010 at 1:20 am Reply

    Nice and healthy treat, lovely clicks.

    Rating: 5
  30. bunkycooksposted July 4, 2010 at 12:46 pm Reply

    This is a perfect Summer salad with many of my favorite ingredients! i will have to check out your ribs recipe. That sounds incredible!

  31. Drickposted July 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm Reply

    yep, tricky balance – I'm gonna have to do something about that eating what we should … this is a nice salad, love the ingredients

  32. lululuposted July 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm Reply

    What a wonderful salad with bright, vivid and pretty colors!

    Rating: 5
  33. sweetlifeposted July 6, 2010 at 1:17 am Reply

    wonderful salad, I love when plates are colorful, makes you feel extra special while eating..lovely pics


  34. Sophieposted July 16, 2010 at 11:18 am Reply

    What a stunning & tasteful summer's salad!! I so love radicchio & beets & feta on top of that,…yummmmmmmmmm!!!

    Stunning & vibrant pictures too!

    Rating: 5
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  36. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted August 12, 2016 at 8:34 am Reply

    Ohhhh the perfect in this! Swoon! I just love the unique vegetable combination here– unexpected and delicious!

  37. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted August 12, 2016 at 10:28 am Reply

    What a vibrant salad!

  38. Heather Christoposted August 12, 2016 at 10:57 am Reply

    LOVE the colors  Sommer!

  39. Emily @ Life on Foodposted August 13, 2016 at 6:23 am Reply

    Look at the color. Gorgeous!

  40. Coleyposted August 13, 2016 at 9:25 pm Reply

    Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad – I really love it. I’m in diet processing and it is so good for my health.

  41. Bhajanposted August 16, 2016 at 11:25 pm Reply

    That looks so yummy! Lol