Nostrana Salad

Hello lovelies!

It’s been a long time, I’ve missed you all. Is Summer treating you well? Are you having fun in the sun (with a great all natural sunblock???)? I truly hope you are.

Mine is great! Thanks for asking. Lots of fun trips planned, pink wine drinking, shenanigans. It’s like I’ve reverted back into my early twenties. Fun times here.

This salad is wonderful. It’s a knock off of a restaurant favorite. It comes from Nostrana right here in Portland, Oregon. It’s also served at a great lilttle place called Oven and Shaker. It pairs nicely with Pizza, and Pinot Blanc. It’s really one of my favorite things to eat right now. Forget KALE, let’s all eat RADICCHIO. How fun is that to say? Ridicchio is radiculous- in the best way possible.

Super easy, and super hearty at the same time. This salad will impress your foodiest, of all foodie friends. So get to it cuties!!!


3 heads radicchio (about 1 1/2 pounds total weight), cored


6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sour cream (mayo is fine)
1 very fresh large egg yolk
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


2 cups (3/4-inch) fresh bread cubes, cut from a hearty rustic bread

2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage

1 Tsbp mustard

a pinch of salt and, cayenne

2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan
Cheese, preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano
Freshly ground pepper


Place chopped radicchio in bowl

Make croutons. Take bread, melted butter, mustard, herbs, cayenne, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Place on baking sheet covered with silpat or foil and bake until crispy on 350. About 10 mins. If you like a little extra crunch place under broiler for one minute on each side.

Make dressing. Place all ingredients but olive oil in bowl. Whisk until well combined. Drizzle olive oil into mixture while whisking away. You want a super creamy dressing here.

Place croutons on top of radicchio, toss to coat with dressing, and toss with grated cheese.





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