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Grilled Radicchio with Parmesan Dressing

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I’m not going to lie, this low-carb dish didn’t turn out as pretty as I imagined. For some reason, I expected that beautiful bright purple of the radicchio to remain once cooked… but no.

However, it tastes exactly as I imagined. By grilling the radicchio, the bitterness of the flavour is tempered and a deep mellow taste develops. Enhance that with a touch of balsamic and you have almost reached perfection.

Perfection is teaming those flavours with a creamy, salty parmesan dressing. Oh yeah. This is a perfect keto side dish for when you are tired of the same old, same old.

This healthy low-carb recipe serves eight but could be easily halved to serve four, with some dressing left over. Enjoy!

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs5.4 grams
Protein4.8 grams
Fat15 grams
Calories170 kcal

Calories from carbs 12%, protein 11%, fat 77%

Total carbs6.4 gramsFiber0.9 gramsSugars2 gramsSaturated fat7.8 gramsSodium177 mg(8% RDA)Magnesium18 mg(5% RDA)Potassium351 mg(18% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 8 servings)

Grilled Radicchio:
  • 1/2 cup full-fat cream cheese (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese or other Italian hard cheese (45 g/ 1.6 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Carefully cut the radicchio into wedges and brush with oil.
    Grilled Radicchio with Parmesan Dressing
  2. Place cut side down in a hot pan and grill until softened with charred edges, turning carefully to char both sides. At the very end, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and leave to rest.
    Grilled Radicchio with Parmesan Dressing
  3. Place all dressing ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth and well combined.
    Grilled Radicchio with Parmesan Dressing
  4. To serve, drizzle over radicchio and season with black pepper. Perfect teamed with steak, grilled chicken or roasted salmon.
    Grilled Radicchio with Parmesan Dressing
  5. Store radicchio in the refrigerator, covered for 3 days. Store dressing in a lidded jar, in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days.
    Grilled Radicchio with Parmesan Dressing

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Radicchio, raw
3.6 g1.4 g0.3 g23 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g3.4 g30 kcal
Balsamic vinegar
0.3 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.5 g1.1 g4.2 g37 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.4 g0.3 g5.7 g55 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.2 g2 g1.5 g22 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Lemon juice, raw
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Worcestershire sauce
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
5.4 g4.8 g15 g170 kcal
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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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