Penne Pasta Salad with Peas, Radicchio and parmesan

Warm Penne Salad with Radicchio, Peas, Parmesan and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Warm Penne Pasta Salad with Roasted Radicchio, Peas and Parmesan

From time to time I come across a recipe that defies conversation because your mouth is too busy eating. This is one such recipe. We have all the goodness of a fantastic pasta dish with all of the flavor, a fraction of the calories and additional nutritional benefit.  It’s a win win win. Add to that the amazing cancer fighting properties associated with Radicchio and you just can’t lose. The slight bitter taste of radicchio pairs nicely with the sweetness of peas and the saltiness of the parmesan cheese that creates an intense flavor bomb in your mouth,  As a warm summer pasta salad, this recipe leaves you feeling sated but not stuffed. Content is the word that springs to mind. Pair it with a deliciously crisp Sauvignon Blanc and you will really enjoy the flavors this dish has to offer. But try it, I will let you be the judge.

Penne pasta salad with radicchio, peas and parmesan

Penne & Radicchio Salad with Peas, Parmesan & Balsamic Vinaigrette

A wqarm Penne and Radicchio salad with peas, parmesan and a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta recipes, pasta salad recipes, penne & radicchio salad, penne and radicchio with peas, penne pasta, penne pasta salad recipes, penne rigate, penne salad with peas, warm penne and radicchio salad, warm penne salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 359 kcal


  • 8 ounces Penne Rigate Pasta Cooked according to package directions
  • 1 tsp salt, divided plus more to taste
  • 1 cup fresh green peas
  • 1 large Radicchio Quartered
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 12 slices fresh parmesan cheese thinly sliced, for garnish

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbps Olive Oil
  • pinch of salt to taste


  1. Preheat Oven to broil on high. Line a baking sheet with Parchment paper and set aside

  2. In a large saucepan add 3 quarts of water and 1/2 tsp of salt to a boil. Add pasta and cook to desired doneness

  3. Add fresh peas and cook 1 minute more

  4. While the pasta is cooking, trim and quarter the radicchio. Add to a bowl with 1/2 tsp Olive Oil and 1/2 tsp of salt and toss to thouroughly coat

  5. Lay the radicchio on the baking sheet and under the broiler. Broil until heated through and the edges are slightly charred. Lightly seperate the quarters into pieces.

  6. Drain the pasta and peas and divide between 4 serving bowls

  7. Add a quarter of the radicchio to each bowl

  8. Top with Shaved Parmesan and the Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  1. Add all ingredients to a sealable container and mix to combine

Nutrition Facts
Penne & Radicchio Salad with Peas, Parmesan & Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 656mg29%
Potassium 488mg14%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 324IU6%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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