Chicory (sometimes sold as radicchio or Belgian endive) is a salad green cherished for its bitter taste. It can also be blanched in boiling water and sauted in pasta recipes.
This is a creamy concoction of endive and beans. You could also use chicory or rocket. Serve with toasted baguette or ciabatta.
Bocconcini cheese is the main ingredient scrumptious salad. You can substitute the any bitter green leaf like endive or more rocket for the chicory.
This quick and easy salad combines oranges and walnuts in a creamy yoghurt dressing. You can use rocket - or any bitter green - instead of chicory.
Chicory is not just a salad plant, it goes very well with ham in a delicious lunchtime soup. Garnish with fresh herbs if you like.
This soup is nice and creamy even though it does not contain cream. Chicory is sometimes sold as radicchio.
Great flavours in one dish - endives, olives, lemon juice and capers. Serve as a side dish or with toasted bread, or even use to top a jacket potato. Makes two generous servings. If you can't find endives, use chicory or even rocket.
Salmon fillets, simply fried and served on top of a chicory tomato salad with an unusual vanilla dressing. An easy summer dinner.
A lovely simple Italian fennel salad. If you can't find Belgian endive you can substitute any bitter leaf like chicory or radicchio.
This duck salad features radicchio, sometimes called Italian chicory, a deep red lettuce with a slightly bitter flavour. You can buy it at Woolworths and other supermarkets.
Endive, chicory and radicchio make a bitter-sweet salad which is particularly good served after a hearty stew or to accompany a rich main course such as roast goose. Or just if you love bitter greens.