Boost your immune system! Shredded Radicchio, Brussel Sprouts and soft boiled egg Salad


Here are some interesting facts I researched for you.

Brussel Sprouts: source of sulforaphane, and indole-3-carbinol, chemicals believed to promote DNA repair and block the growth of cancer cells. Radicchio: excellent source of vitamin K, potassium zinc and iron. Mung beans: high in protein, phosphorus, folate and vitamin C. Pepitas (sunflower seeds): rich in amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, calcium, potassium, and phosphorous as well as loaded with most of the B vitamins, and vitamins C, D, E, and K. Add to these ancient and potent ingredients the proteins of eggs and the anti-inflammatory effects of extra-virgin olive oil and you have gifted yourself and your family with the tastiest immune system booster you can dream of. Great health is just a mouthful away!


1 radicchio or chioggia

1 cup of brussle sprouts, raw, outer leaves removed

4 tablespoons of pepitas (sunflower seeds)

4 tablespoons of mung beans

4 soft boiled eggs, peeled and cut in half

3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil

2 tabespoons of vincotto (use balsamic vinegar if vincotto is not available)

salt for seasoning


1.Using a mandoline or a sharp knife (or a food processor fitted with the shredding blade) cut the radicchio into fine strips and the brussel sprouts into thin slices.

2. Add the mung beans and pepitas, season with oil and vincotto, add salt and mix well.

3. Top with soft boiled or poached eggs and enjoy as it is or with a slice of sourdough

Enjoy the benefits of healthy eating!



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12 Comments Add yours

  1. I love healthy salads like this! Such a wonderful combination of textures and flavors. And look at the gorgeous color of those egg yolks (I want to dive right in…)!!! Just lovely Silvia!! xx

    1. Just needs a bit of your lovely bread!

  2. sounds delicious and gorgeous pics! 🙂

    1. Thanks Isabelle! I hope you are well.

  3. Healthy and beautiful! This looks like it will be a weekly dish at my house-thanks for another fabulous recipe!

    1. How wonderful, Laney! Thanks for your lovely comment

  4. I love all these ingredients and flavors! So healthy and delicious.

    1. Thanks Ale! Being winter here, we have an abundance of brassica!

  5. Steve K says:

    I made these tonight, after seeing the picture on Facebook. It was super easy to make and tasted amazing! Thanks for sharing, Silvia!

    1. That makes me very happy Steve! Keep cooking!

  6. Adri says:

    what a glorious salad! I love the addition of the egg – and your photographs are, as always, glorious.

    1. Thanks Adri! I have a soft spot for healthy and hearty salads!

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