Radicchio-Pasta Salad

The dressing for this salad dressing combines a favorite flavor combo of mine, orange and oregano. The pasta is tossed with the sweet-tangy[ dressing, bitter red greens and onions. It may not be for everyone but it's definitely a favorite of mine.]

Total Time:
28 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • Salt
  • 1/2 pound orecchiette, cooked to al dente
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated or very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped oregano leaves, from 2 sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 head radicchio
Directions

Bring water to a boil, salt it and cook pasta to al dente.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the orange marmalade, garlic, oregano, mustard and vinegar. Stream the olive oil into dressing while whisking and season dressing with salt and pepper. Pull off 8 of the outer leaves of radicchio. Form serving cups for the pasta salad out of the leaves using 2 leaves to form each bowl. Chop remaining radicchio. Toss radicchio and pasta and onions with the dressing to combine. Serve pasta in lettuce bowls.


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