Sautéed Pears, Bacon and Radicchio

Sautéed Pears, Bacon and Radicchio

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  • Each serving
  • 180cal
  • 12g fat (2g sat)
  • 5mg chol
  • 290mg sodium
  • 15g carb
  • 3g fiber
  • 10g sugars
  • 4g protein

Bitter radicchio is perfectly balanced by sweet pears and aged balsamic vinegar in this easy side dish.


  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 4 firm-ripe pears, thickly sliced and seeded
  • 1 large head radicchio, shredded
  • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar and oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove bacon from the skillet with a slotted spoon, leaving about 1 tablespoon fat in the skillet.

Add pears and radicchio and cook over medium-high heat, stirring gently, until golden brown and just starting to soften, 5 to 7 minutes. Season lightly with salt and pepper; transfer to a platter. 

Drizzle dressing over pear mixture and sprinkle with bacon, hazelnuts and chives. Serve immediately. 

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