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Radicchio Slaw with Green Beans and Cauliflower

Sliced radicchio -- tossed in a lemon dressing with green beans, cauliflower, and Parmesan cheese -- creates a sweet and crunchy update on the classic summer slaw.

  • servings: 6




  • 1 head (about 2 pounds) cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 6 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • 1 small head radicchio, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves Roasted Garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (1 ounce), plus more shaved for serving


  1. Step 1

    Prepare an ice-water bath. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Working in batches, add cauliflower, and cook for 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to ice-water bath. Let cool. Transfer to a large bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Return water to a boil. Working in batches, add beans, and cook until they start to turn bright green, about 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to ice-water bath. Let cool. Thinly slice beans on the bias. Transfer to large bowl, and add radicchio.

  3. Step 3

    In a blender, process anchovies, lemon zest and juice, mustard, and garlic until smooth. With machine running, pour in oil in a slow, steady stream, blending until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Step 4

    Pour dressing over vegetables. Stir in grated Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand for at least 10 minutes. Garnish with shaved Parmesan.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2009