Pretty pink salads are the photogenic dish lighting up Instagram

Sure, you’ve heard and seen just about everything in so-called millennial pink.

OK, but how about in your salad? A pink chicory called Radicchio del Veneto is lighting up Instagram feeds and restaurants with its photogenic, bright shades of pink.

The variety of radicchio is primarily grown in the Veneto region in Italy, but is also grown in California, Pennsylvania, and in other places around the U.S., according to Eater, who dubbed its taste “slightly bitter, slightly sweet.” 

The vegetable develops that pink hue by being “forced,” which essentially means it’s grown for a certain time, harvested, then replanted and grown in the dark so sunlight doesn’t reach its stem.

Those rosy leaves certainly make for an interesting addition to salads, as evidenced by this dish by New York City’s King restaurant. Especially if you’re not so big on the greens.

Or heck, it’d just make for one pretty flower.

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