Mâche and Egg Salad

  • Serves

    serves 6


Sugar-sweet green radicchio zuccherino is found only in Istria and northeastern Italy; a good substitute is mache (lamb's lettuce). Bastianich adds garlic to this salad in thick slices so it can be picked out by the garlic-shy. ''Chop it fine if you don't mind eating garlic,'' she adds.


  • 6 cups mâche or radicchio zuccherino
  • 3 cloves garlic, thickly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 12 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and quartered


Step 1

Put lettuce and garlic in a salad bowl. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, then toss with extra-virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. Add eggs, then toss gently one more time. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

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