Winter Chicory Salad

    15 min

    A light, fresh and crisp salad that combines lettuce, ham, apples, cheese and walnuts with a tangy vinaigrette. I like to use a French cheese called Comté as it has a strong, more mature flavour but Edam would also work.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 litres of cold water
    • 6 chicory or Belgian endives
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons vinegar, divided
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 6 tablespoons oil
    • 100g Comté cheese, cut into cubes
    • 100g cooked ham, diced
    • 500g walnuts, chopped
    • 2 apples, peeled, cored and cubed

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Add 2 litres of cold water, a tablespoon of caster sugar and a tablespoon of vinegar to a large bowl. Add the chicory to the bowl and stir occasionally.
    2. In another large bowl, combine the mustard and the last tablespoon of vinegar. Gradually add the oil.
    3. Drain the endives and cut into thin slices then add to the dressing. Add the cheese, ham, walnuts and diced apple; mix well and serve.

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