Bored by all your traditional Thanksgiving side dish recipes? This Roasted Radicchio and Grapes is not just unique, it's also healthy! A great way to balance out the sweetness of your Thanksgiving feast. Vegetarian and gluten free. Can be made vegan with one simple swap.
Roasted Radicchio with Grapes Side Dish
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Healthy, vegetarian side dish.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Christine | Mid-Life Croissant
Ingredients
  • 3 heads radicchio washed, dried well and quartered lengthwise
  • 1 bunch fat seedless grapes, rinsed
  • frisée to serve optional
  • fresh thyme for garnish optional
For the Dressing
  • 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Tablespoon raw honey or plant-based sweetener for vegans
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. Place radicchio on one baking sheet and grapes on another.
  3. Toss them both with olive oil, salt and pepper and distribute evenly around the baking sheet.
  4. With the radicchio, make sure a cut side is down facing the baking sheet.
  5. Roast radicchio for 5 minutes.
  6. Add grapes to oven* (see note)
  7. Roast together for 5 more minutes.
  8. Flip radicchio wedges.
  9. Roast until radicchio is soft and grapes are close to bursting, approximately another 10 minutes.
For the Dressing
  1. Add vinegar through thyme to mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk well.
  3. When completely combined, whisk in oil in a steady stream until it emulsifies.
  4. Serve radicchio and grapes on a bed of frisée with dressing on the side.
Recipe Notes

*roasting time for the grapes will depend on their size. Larger, juicier ones may take as long to roast as the radicchio. Smaller grapes could be ready in as little as 5 to 7 minutes. Using separate baking sheets helps make timing adjustments if needed.