Wash the romaine and the radicchio and pull
apart the leaves, placing them in two distinct and separate bunches.
Score the cucumber
with a fork (it looks decorative!) and cut into
round slices. Place them in the center of a large
Slice the tomatoes into wedges and build
them around and on top of the cucumbers in
the bowl. Th is should create a good base near
the top of the bowl on which to build the romaine/
radicchio design, as follows:
With the furrowed side down, and the root end
pointing to the center of the bowl, create a pinwheel
design of red and green, alternating the
radicchio leaves with the romaine, folding in
the sides to make a tight arrangement.
the handful of olives in the center, enough to
cover the variety of leaf ends.
Drizzle the Balsamic
vinaigrette over the salad; toss just before