Photogenic blush

Pink radicchio

Once again proving that we eat with our eyes, the newest trend in greens is pink. Varieties of radicchio with rose-tinged leaves appear all over social media and restaurants these days. The pretty chicory adds a blush to salads, pizzas and pastas. You might see it paired with equally pink watermelon radishes for a salad with zing. Or, it may be used to replace boring old romaine for a perked-up Caesar. But what of the flavor? It has the distinctive bitterness of chicories, but not as much sweetness as other varieties. No matter though—it’s here for the photos!