Radicchio Kale Salad Cups with Kaltbach Le Gruyère

These striking salad cups are a beautiful addition to any meal or appetizer spread. Hearty kale is tossed in a simple white wine vinaigrette with pickled beets and toasted hazelnuts. Kaltbach Le Gruyère AOP cheese is finely shredded and mixed into the salad, which is served in radicchio leaves. A finishing touch of additional large shreds of cheese makes them all the more enticing.
Yield
8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 head radicchio
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch curly kale
  • ¼ cup pickled beets, chopped
  • ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 6 ounces Kaltbach Le Gruyère® AOP Cheese

Method

  1. Wash radicchio and gently separate leaves for salad cups. Arrange on a baking sheet and cover with a damp towel while you prepare the salad.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, honey and shallots. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. Wash kale thoroughly and remove leaves from the stems. Chop leaves into thin strips and place in a large bowl. Add dressing a few tablespoons at a time, massaging into kale leaves, until well dressed. Fold in chopped pickled beets and hazelnuts.
  4. Finely shred about 4 ounces of the cheese and fold into the kale mixture. Fill radicchio leaves with salad.
  5. With remaining cheese, use a vegetable peeler to shave large shreds over each salad cup. Serve immediately.