Grilled radicchio salad with feta spread, crunchy seeds and harissa vinaigrette


Bitter radicchio makes the perfect partner for this rich, creamy feta and courgette spread. The spicy vinaigrette is made with chorizo and harissa, and the whole dish is finished with smoky, spiced mixed seeds. The chorizo harissa vinaigrette makes quite a big batch, so feel free to scale it down if you prefer.

First published in 2024




Courgette and feta spread

Cumin roasted mixed seeds

Chorizo-harissa vinaigrette

Grilled radicchio




Begin by preheating the oven to 180°C 


For the courgette and feta spread, heat the olive oil in a large pan and add in the courgettes before seasoning with salt and pepper


Sauté for around 10 minutes then remove from the heat and leave to cool


Add all of the remaining ingredients to a food processor along with the cooked courgette


Blitz until it forms a spreadable consistency, then taste and season with salt and pepper


Next, lay out the mixed seeds on a parchment-lined baking tray and drizzle with the olive oil before tossing in the spices and salt


Roast for 15 minutes, or until toasted and golden brown 


For the chorizo-harissa vinaigrette, combine the finely chopped cooked chorizo with the harissa, red wine vinegar, shallot and garlic clove 


Drizzle in the olive oil in a slow, continuous stream and mix well until it emulsifies with the harissa base

  • 200ml of olive oil

Season with salt and pepper to taste then set aside until serving 


For the grilled radicchio, preheat a griddle over medium-high heat before adding some vegetable oil 

  • 3 tbsp of vegetable oil

Season the radicchio with oil, salt and pepper, then grill on each side for a couple of minutes until lightly charred 


Turn the heat down and add in the butter, basting the radicchio as it cooks 


Once tender, take off the heat and set aside 


Drain the radicchio slices on a plate covered with kitchen paper, then season with flaky salt while hot 


To serve, spread the courgette and feta dip over a platter, then top with the grilled radicchio, mixed seeds, vinaigrette and rocket leaves 

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