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Light and Simple: Al Fresco Finesse

Make your salad days shine with these tasty recipes ideal for outdoor suppers.

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, take your meal outdoors for some tasty al fresco dining featuring a fresh and easy-to-prepare salad.

With minimal ingredients and maximum flavour, this combination of radicchio, California green ripe olives, chickpeas and Parmesan cheese is sure to find its way into your seasonal meal occasions, from at-home suppers to garden parties.

Boasting vibrant purple hues, radicchio not only looks great on the plate but also packs a unique and pleasing flavour that is complemented by the texture added to each bite by toasted sunflower seeds and chickpeas.

Completing the salad are California ripe olives, which are grown by farming families across California. The California green ripe olive is similar to the black ripe olive but features a more mild and buttery flavour profile. 

Find more tasty recipes at calolive.org.

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Radicchio Salad with Olives, Chickpeas and Parmesan

Recipe courtesy of the Simply Recipes blog

Prep time: 15 minutes

Resting time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4-6



Substitution: If radicchio is unavailable, try frisee, endive or another similar green.

Note: Salad is best served within one hour of preparation but can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for several days.