11 chicory recipes
Make the most of chicory in one of our inventive recipes from an impressive chicory veggie centrepiece to a super easy chicory gratin ready in just 20 minutes
Chicory (also known as endive) is available all year round but is particularly abundant from January to March in the UK. Check out our easy chicory recipes, from quick roasted chicory to spiced chicory and easy salad recipes with chicory leaves. Then, try our kale recipes.
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Easy chicory recipes
Chicory is in its prime from January to March, try it in our easy salad with lentils, borlotti beans and crunchy panko breadcrumbs. This recipe comes from Italian restaurant Bancone in Covent Garden. Check out our restaurant review and other recipes from Bancone here.
Make the most of chicory in this stunning dolcelatte tart with crunchy golden chicory. Our easy tart will make for an impressive veggie centrepiece at your next dinner with friends. The sweetness of the honey works well with the bitter edge of chicory. Plus, it's ready in under an hour and low-calorie. Discover more savoury tart and quiche recipes here.
A supremely colourful winter salad that combines creamy blue cheese (ideally dolcelatte) with red onion, pears, red chicory, parsley and walnuts, plus a quick red wine vinegar dressing.
Put chicory at the centre of this super cheesy gratin. Ready in just 20 minutes, make this simple French dish for a delicious comforting side recipe.
Bittersweet chicory is peak from January to March, roast it to go alongside this sweet gammon recipe. Serve it with a fresh slaw to cut through the salt. Many more ham and gammon recipes here.
Want to make the most of chicory while it's in season? Try our low calorie, sweet roasted red pepper dish with salty salami, crunchy chicory and caper berries – a great healthy midweek meal.
Make the most of chicory while it's in peak season. Cook up this steak with balsamic beets and chopped chicory for a quick and easy meal for one under 500 calories. Plus, it's paleo diet-friendly. Check out more of our healthy recipes here.
Liven up crunchy chicory in this creamy risotto recipe with walnuts. Make this quick and easy meal for a simple middle of the week dinner. More easy risotto recipes here.
Want a simple side to go alongside your roasted duck or pheasant? Make the most of chicory in this recipe by caramelising then braising in orange – an easy side from January through to March.
This chicory braised in cider with golden bacon strips and garlic would be the perfect side to go with roast chicken and mash. The chicory takes on all the flavours of the smoked bacon and cider while cooking.
Make the most of seasonal ingredients with this chicory salad packed with various textures and flavours, ready in 10 minutes for an easy starter for one. Check out more of our best starter recipes here.