Radicchio Salad with Feta and Dates

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

-Set aside.

-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.