By Nicole Franzen | May 17, 2011

Photo: Nicole Franzen

This salad is ideal in the Spring/Summer months when the grill is fired up. Super easy, minimal prep and really fast.

You can use any of the bitter greens; treviso, radicchio, or endive. When cooked these greens loose their bitterness and gain major flavor. Since I live in a small apartment and I dont have access to a BBQ. I used a grill pan. I hope to change peoples opinion of these bitter greens. As for this is not your average salad but one of richness. The creamy blue cheese really compliments the charred flavors.

Photo: Nicole Franzen

Photo: Nicole Franzen

Photo: Nicole Franzen

Nicole Franzen is behind one of our go-to sites for beautiful photography, where this post originally appeared.

  • 1 head of treviso
  • 1 bunch of watercress
  • 5 tbsp blue cheese
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper


1. Heat your grill or grill pan to med- high heat. Cut teviso in half and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place face down on the grill. Allow to grill for about 3-4 minutes a side, depending on thickness.

2. Wash watercress and place on the bottom of a plate.

3. In a small bowl crumble blue cheese, add vinegar, olive oil and season. Taste and adjust to desired taste. Fan the treviso on the watercress and drizzle with blue cheese dressing around the plate.

Finished! See how easy :) This would be great for entertaining.

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