Soaking the radicchio in ice water is the key to this salad, it removes all trace of bitterness from the radicchio.
-Break 1 head of radicchio into 1.5 inch pieces and soak in water with 5-6 ice cubes for 2 hours.
-Whisk together the following:
The zest from ½ a lemon
2 TBS freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
-Halve ½ cup pitted dates lengthwise and then thinly slice crosswise.
-Put the radicchio in a large bowl, add the dates and ½ cup crumbled feta.
-Toss with enough dressing to coat and taste for salt.