Radicchio and apple’s slaw salad is an ode to Italian winter food.
Red apples from the Trentino region (northern Italy) join the radicchio from Treviso and Sicilian Modica sea salt chocolate in a marriage of flavors that celebrate the north and south of the country with a salad of refined taste. This radicchio and apple’s slaw salad is special because of the Sicilian chocolate prepared according to the ancient Aztec recipe.
Unlike traditional chocolate, Modica chocolate is grainy and crumbly, with grooves on the surface, with a dark black color, sometimes opaque. The chocolate is processed at a temperature of about 40 ° C and poured into rectangular tin molds which are beaten to release air bubbles and to solidify the chocolate. The bars are shiny, dark black and “raw”. Here they find their strength, their taste: in simple, traditional processing, without adding vegetable fats or other substances. You find it in the best supermarkets and Italian food stores. You suggest to try it to understand the difference. It is certainly essential for the success of this dish.
Radicchio and apple’s slaw salad: Ingredients
2 red apples
Half a head of Radicchio
3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
White pepper, to taste
50 g (2 oz) grated Modica chocolate, sea salt flavor
Radicchio and apple’s slaw salad: Method
- Wash and dry the apples, remove the core and cut into strips.
- Wash and dry the radicchio leaves and cut into strips.
- In a bowl, mix the oil with toasted sesame seeds and pepper. Add the fruit and vegetable.
- Coarsely chop or grate the chocolate, according to your taste and sprinkle over the salad.