Sunday, 25 May 2014

Refreshing chicory salad

Easy Healthy Recipes: Refreshing chicory salad by Welcome to Mommyhood
Now that the weather is warming up it is super hot outside because Dutch weather doesn't know how to be just right, I've been loving salads. You know, the refreshing, tangy ones. I love how easy salad recipes are, and well, as long as you don't drown them in oil or mayo, they are pretty much guaranteed to be healthy. (But it will probably be ridiculously cold and rainy again in a few days because Dutch weather also doesn't know how to stay put). 

My mother in law made a very simple salad the other day that consisted purely of celery and apple. I had never thought and would never have thought to put those two things together, but it was delicious. I knew I had to play around with that combination to give it some oompth because I'm like that. I came up with a few variations before settling down on this version:

Refreshing chicory salad recipe

Easy healthy recipes: chicory salad by Welcome to Mommyhood


  • 1 apple
  • 1.5 stalks celery 
  • 1 chicory
  • 1 green onion
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds or poppy seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Bonus: a handful of fresh cilantro

Easy healthy recipes: chicory salad by Welcome to Mommyhood


  • Thinly slice all of the fresh produce, making sure to add the apple last
  • Squeeze the juice of the lime over the salad 
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper, and seeds over the salad 
  • Enjoy! 

Psst! Because I may or may not be properly translating this in a way that makes sense: 

This is what I meant by chicory (which I have also seen translated as endive)! If any of you English speakers want to correct my translation, it's much appreciated! 

For more healthy recipes, be sure to stop by my clean eating page and visit my Salads Pinterest board! 

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