Seared Chicory Salad with Figs and Walnuts

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Appears in
The Gate Easy Vegetarian Cookbook

By Adrian Daniel and Michael Daniel

Published 2007

  • About

Searing is a lovely technique for removing the bitterness from vegetables such as endive and radicchio. It works as well on the barbecue as it does in the frying pan. The combination of the figs and pecorino (which can be substituted by Parmesan) makes a delightful summer salad.


  • green chicory 4 bulbs
  • balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp
  • hazelnut oil


  1. Cut the chicory bulbs in half lengthwise. Mix together half the vinegar and half the oil in a dish and allow the chicory to marinate in this for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan. Sear the chicory, cut-side down, for 2–3 minutes, cooking on one side only.
  3. Divide the seared chicory and figs among four plates. Sprinkle with the walnuts and pecorino s