To make the dressing, combine 3 tablespoons (60ml) of the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt in a screw-top jar. Close the jar and shake well to combine.
Place the chicken in a small mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add 2 tablespoons (40ml) of extra virgin olive oil and mixed herbs. Toss to combine. Meanwhile, preheat a medium-sized, non-stick frying pan to medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Set aside to cool slightly.
Place the asparagus in a small saucepan covered completely with cold water. Bring to the boil, then cook for a further 2 minutes or until just tender. Drain the asparagus and allow to cool for a few minutes.
Add the radicchio, mixed salad leaves, asparagus and roma tomatoes to a separate medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the chicken, then pour over the dressing. Toss to combine. Divide the Grilled chicken and radicchio salad evenly among serving plates – buon appetito.
500g chicken tenderloins|3 tablespoons (60ml) extra virgin olive oil|1 tablespoon (20ml) balsamic vinegar |1 bunch thin asparagus (approximately 175g)|1 small radicchio, leaves separated, washed, dried in a salad spinner or with paper towel and roughly chopped|100g mixed salad leaves, washed, dried in a salad spinner or with paper towel|200g roma tomatoes, sliced|Sea salt, freshly ground black pepper
Vanessa is Creative Director of the Italian Spoon website and Author of The Italian entertaining cookbook, a collection of home-style Italian recipes and tips for entertaining in true Italian-style. In addition to cooking and taking photographs, Vanessa writes the recipes and blogs to bring the love of Italian cooking to life! The collection of recipes and blogs on the website have been inspired by travels to Italy and desire to share what she has learnt from the great ‘Mamma’s and ‘Nonna’s in her life!
Vanessa is an entrepreneur and wife to husband Simone and the mother of two beautiful kids Dante and Mia. Even so she was born and lives in Melbourne Australia, Vanessa has a deep connection to Italy. Perhaps it is the food, or maybe it is because it is the place where Vanessa met the love of her life, Simone to whom she has been happily married for so many years.