Warm chicory and pine nut salad

    Warm chicory and pine nut salad


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    About this recipe: This brilliant salad is easy to prepare, delicious, healthy and goes with anything. Traditionally French, perfect anytime of the year. This recipe is also easily expandable, as it is generally, one chicory per person.

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 heads chicory
    • 5 tablespoons pine nuts
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:9min  ›  Ready in:24min 

    1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar and lemon juice. Whisk in olive oil slowly until you have an almost creamy consistency. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
    2. Cut chicory heads crossways into rings. Remove the hard end of the stems and discard. Rinse in a colander, shaking to separate the slices into rings. Set aside to drain.
    3. In a large dry frying pan over medium heat, toast the pine nuts. Stir constantly so that they do not burn. Once the pine nuts are golden, throw in the chicory rings. Once it has warmed just slightly, pour in the dressing and toss to coat. Reduce the heat slightly if the chicory is wilting too quickly. You want to maintain some crispness and texture.
    4. If you have guests to impress, throw in the parsley. The sharp green flecks will brighten the dish and enhance the flavour, but the salad is in no way lacking without. Serve immediately. It is best served directly from the pan to the plate. If is put in a bowl, the dressing will settle at the bottom and be difficult to toss again without damaging the chicory.

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