Southern Selects Radicchio and Lentils with Bacon Recipe

Radicchio & Lentils with Bacon


  • 1 head Southern Selects radicchio
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 cup black lentils
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic glaze
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Rinse lentils through a fine sieve for 30 seconds. In a medium saucepan, combine the lentils, stock and a pinch of salt and bring to a simmer. Cook uncovered for about 30 minutes
  2. Heat oil and butter in a pan on medium-high heat. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Chop the bacon into small cubes, and cook until crispy
  3. Chop the celery, garlic, onion and thyme and stir it into the pan with the bacon and cook until vegetables are cooked through
  4. Cut radicchio into wedges, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges are charred
  5. Drain the lentils and add to vegetable mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes and spoon it on the center of the dish
  6. Top with radicchio wedges and drizzle with balsamic glaze