This twist on a rustic salad -inspired by the Feed Zone Table Cookbook - highlights the unique flavors + textures of peppery radicchio, sweet charred broccoli, tart lemon and crunchy toasted bread in balance. When you add rotisserie chicken you have a meal that comes together quickly and sates appetites for a satisfying lunch at home or on the go, or even a weeknight dinner.

Torn Bread Radicchio Salad w/Roasted Broccoli + Rotisserie Chicken

INGREDIENTS

  • half a loaf of rustic bread
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided plus more to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces broccoli, florets and stems trimmed thinly
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 small head radicchio, chopped into bite sized chunks
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • juice from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan
  • red chili flakes (optional, to taste) 
  • 1 prepared rotisserie chicken 

Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. Coarsely tear the bread into large chunks and place on a baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven to bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the outer edges are toasted. 

While the bread is toasting, toss the broccoli in 2 tablespoons olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Place the broccoli on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in the same oven as the bread until charred in spots, about 20-25 minutes. 

Lastly, toast the walnuts for just 5-7 minutes until fragrant. Remove all roasted ingredients from the oven and turn off. 

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. Just before serving, combine the toasted bread and radicchio in a large bowl with the warm broccoli, nuts and rotisserie chicken. Drizzle with olive oil, parmesan, red pepper flakes. Enjoy!