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Radicchio Pizza with Truffle Oil

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Fresh radicchio

This simple yet seductive pizza recipe comes from actress Alicia Silverstone’s best-selling “The Kind Diet” (Rodale, $29.99). And it’s perfect for fall, now that lettuces like radicchio are springing up again.

“When my friend Liz first taught me how to make this pizza, she used an organic sourdough spelt crust, but really any whole grain crust will do,” Silverstone writes. “This pizza is perfect for dinner parties or just a cozy night at home.”

Radicchio Pizza with Truffle Oil

1 large head radicchio
Olive oil, to taste
Fine sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
White truffle oil, to taste
1 fresh pizza crust (preferably a healthy whole grain variety)

Cut the radicchio in half, the slice each half crosswise into thin ribbons (as thin as possible). Dress with olive oil, salt, pepper and a few dashes of white truffle oil to taste.

Preheat the oven to 415 degrees. Toast the pizza crust in the oven for 7 minutes or until it is heated through and slightly golden but not crunchy. Scatter the dressed radicchio over the pizza crust and return to the oven for another 3 to 5 minutes, until the radicchio is warm and just starting to wilt. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 to 4 servings.

From “The Kind Diet” by Alicia Silverstone

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