Grilled Chicory (Endive) with Feta and Hazelnuts
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A simple healthy side dish for pan-fried chicory. Pan-frying transforms chicory from a bitter leaf to a sweet delicious vegetable and is a great base for a plethora of toppings.
Recipe type: Salad / Side
Serves: 2
  • 4 chicory sliced into half or quarters
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch salt
  • 20g toasted hazelnuts, crushed
  • 40g feta cheese, crumbled
  • Thyme leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Warm the oil a large frying pan, then add the chicory cut side down, turning after 3-4 minutes, or when charred underneath. Throw in a pinch of salt, and cook for another 4 minutes.
  2. When the chicory is browned and soft remove from the pan, draining on kitchen paper if there is too much oil.
  3. Plate up and sprinkle with the feta, hazelnuts, a scattering of fresh thyme leaves and some black pepper. Simples
You can sub the feta for blue cheese if you prefer, drizzle with a touch of tahini yoghurt dressing and even include some capers. A versatile dish!
Recipe by Natural Kitchen Adventures at