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A deliciously chicory salad tangled with watercress and drizzled with a fiery chilli and ginger salad dressing.

White chicory, watercress, cucumber, and luscious tomatoes in a zingy, spicy salad dressing with ginger, lime, and honey flavourings.

This salad goes well with summer barbecued meats, as well as fish and seafood, and even a huge beef burger.

Chicory Salad Ingredients

You’ll just need a handful of salad ingredients to make our tasty chicory recipe

For the chicory salad

  • 1 little gem lettuce – shredded
  • 2 handfuls of watercress
  • 200g baby tomatoes – cut into quarters
  • 4 inches of cucumber – sliced and cut into strips
  • 1 chicory – leaves picked and left whole

For the salad dressing

  • 1 small red chilli – finely chopped
  • thumb sized piece of ginger – peeled and finely grated
  • juice of a lime
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
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Equipment Needed

  • Chopping board
  • Sharp vegetable knife
  • Salad bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Fork
  • Grater
  • Juicer
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon

How To Make Chicory Salad

Our white chicory salad recipe is super easy to make

Step One – toss together the salad

  • Arrange all the salad vegetables into a shallow dish and tumble them together to mix them well.

Step Two – mix up the dressing

  • Take a small bowl and add all the salad dressing ingredients, whisk together with a fork

Make Chicory Salad Your Way

Make more of your meal with our tasty chicory recipe variations below

  • Turn it into a main course salad by adding grilled chicken or prawns and a handful of rice noodles.
  • Skip the chilli and just enjoy the warmth from the ginger.
  • Swap the watercress for baby leaf salad leaves.

How To Serve Chicory Salad

  • Serve this chicory lettuce salad as a BBQ side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish kebabs.
  • Take for lunch packed into a lunchbox with separate dressing pot to drizzle over just before you eat.
  • Our tasty salad is delicious stuffed into toasted pitta breads alongside halloumi cheese.

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Yield: Serves 4 as a side salad

Chicory Salad

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A tasty chicory salad tossed with watercress and drizzled with a fiery honey and ginger dressing.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 little gem lettuce - shredded
  • 2 handfuls of watercress
  • 200g baby tomatoes
  • 4 inches of cucumber - sliced and cut into strips
  • 1 chicory - leaves picked and left whole
  • 1 small red chilli - finely chopped
  • thumb sized piece of ginger - peeled and finely grated
  • juice of a lime
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Instructions

    1. Arrange all the salad vegetables into a shallow dish and tumble them together to mix them well.
    2. Mix a small bowl and add all the salad dressing ingredients, whisk together with a fork.
    3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and eat.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 513mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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