chicory, feta and pomegranate salad
chicory is a great winter vegetable that doesn’t taste at all wintry. which means that when you need a break from all those roasted roots and sautéed cabbage dishes you have a perfect seasonal substitute.
this salad was incredible easy to make and is a nice alternative to the more traditional chicory salad with blue cheese and toasted walnuts.
chicory, feta and pomegranate salad (serves 4 as a side-dish)
2 heads white chicory
1 pomegranate, seeds removed
75g feta, crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped chives
for the dressing:
1 small clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
5 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper
½ a teaspoon caster sugar (optional)
peel the leaves off the chicory head, cutting the base to release them, as you go. wash them carefully and arrange on a plate. sprinkle the pomegranate seeds and feta over the top.
mix together the salad dressing ingredients, adding sugar to taste (i don’t like a bitter dressing on bitter leaves such as chicory). drizzle this over the salad and finish with some chopped chives.