The Main Ingredient: Chicory Dishes To Try

1. Braised Chicory with Bacon and Apples – This hearty dish combines the smoky flavor of bacon, the sweetness of apples, and the earthy flavor of chicory for an unforgettable combination. The braising liquid is a simple mixture of white wine and chicken stock, and the dish is finished off with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

2. Chicory Salad with Pecans and Dried Figs – This crunchy salad combines fresh chicory leaves, sweet dried figs, toasted pecans, and a creamy balsamic vinaigrette for a light but satisfying side dish.

3. Baked Chicory with Parmesan and Herbs – This simple yet elegant side dish combines chicory, butter, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, and a splash of white wine for a flavorful take on the traditional oven-roasted vegetable.

4. Roasted Chicory with Maple Syrup and Orange Zest – This sweet and savory dish pairs the earthy flavor of chicory with the sweetness of maple syrup and a hint of orange zest. It’s an easy side dish that will satisfy any craving.

5. Sauteed Chicory with Peas, Onions, and Garlic – This simple yet flavorful dish combines sautéed chicory with sweet peas, onions, garlic, and a splash of white wine for an easy side that goes well with just about any main course. Serve it up with a sprinkle of fresh herbs or grated parmesan cheese.