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Radicchio and Shrimp Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time1 hr 20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins

A lighter, grilled Italian salad tastes smokey like summer with marinated shrimp and grilled radicchio that is served with piadina, a grilled Italian flatbread.

Radicchio and Shrimp Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
 ¼ tsp baking soda
 ¾ tsp kosher salt
 ¼ cup unsalted butter, cold and diced
 6-8 tbsp ice cold water
 Colavita Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for brushing
For the Radicchio:
 1 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 1 tbsp Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
 salt and pepper, to taste
 1 head of radicchio, quartered
For the shrimp:
 1 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 salt and pepper, to taste
 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
For the dressing:
 2 lemons
 1 orange
 2 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for brushing
 ¼ tsp Colavita White Balsamic Vinegar
 Salt and pepper, to taste
To assemble:
 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
 2 tbsp Colavita Capers
 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
 Parmigiano-reggiano cheese, for serving

To make the piadina, place the flour, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment. Mix to combine on low, then add the butter in slowly, about 4-5 pieces at a time. Mix until all of the butter has been added and the mixture is crumbly. Add the water, 1 Tbsp at a time, until a ball has formed around the dough hook. Once formed, knead in the mixer for about 5 minutes until smooth. Remove the dough from the mixer and place on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 4 even pieces. Shape into a disc; about 4-5 inches across. Wrap the individual discs in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.


Once chilled, roll the discs into flat circles on a lightly floured surface, about ⅛ of an inch thick. Brush both sides with the roasted garlic olive oil. Preheat your grill and place the dough on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes a side, until grill marks appear and the bread is bubbly. Remove from the grill and wrap in a towel until ready to use.


For the radicchio, in a small bowl combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper. Whisk to fully incorporate then pour into a shallow dish. Place the radicchio in, cut side down. Marinate for around 45 minutes room temperature, every so often flipping the radicchio to make sure all of the sides have been able to absorb the marinade. On a hot grill, cook the radicchio until slightly blackened, but not charred. Once it has cooked through, remove and coarsely chop and place in a large bowl.


For the shrimp, whisk together the olive oil and salt and pepper. Place the shrimp in and coat evenly. Place the shrimp on a grill pan (or use soaked bamboo skewers) and cook about 2-3 minutes a side until pink and tightly coiled. Remove from heat.


For the grilled citrus vinaigrette, cut the lemons and orange in half and brush with olive oil. Grill on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove and juice. You need about 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 Tbsp orange juice. Whisk in the extra virgin olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.


To assemble the salad, fold the parsley, capers, and toasted pine nuts into the bowl with the radicchio. Pour in a little of the vinaigrette and toss. Add more as desired. Top with the grilled shrimp and serve with the piadina.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4