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Watercress and chicory salad with fiery dressing

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A deliciously tangled salad of watercress and chicory, dressed with a fiery chilli and ginger salad dressing. A tasty salad that’s really easy to make, quick to prepare and tastes just amazing alongside grilled chicken or fish. Perfect for late summer BBQs.

Watercress and chicory salad with fiery dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 2-4

Watercress and chicory salad with fiery dressing

Delicious, fresh and zingy salad dish.


  • for the salad
  • 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
  • for the salad dressing
  • 1 small red chilli - finely chopped
  • thumb sized piece of ginger - peeled and finely grated
  • juice of a lime
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbs sesame oil


  1. Arrange all the salad vegetables into a shallow dish.
  2. Mix up the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl and spoon over the salad when ready to eat.
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make it your way…

  • 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 rocket leaves.

eat me…

  • as a BBQ side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish kebabs.
  • take it for lunch (add the dressing just before you eat)
  • stuffed into pitta breads with grilled halloumi.

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