Griddled chicory

Griddled chicory

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This simple side dish of charred chicory pairs perfectly with indulgent main courses, adding a pop of colour to any dinner party plate

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal80
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 2 white chicory, cut into quarters
    Chicory

    Chicory

    chik-or-ee

    Also known as endive, chicory is a forced crop, grown in complete darkness, which accounts for…

  • 2 red chicory, cut into quarters
    Chicory

    Chicory

    chik-or-ee

    Also known as endive, chicory is a forced crop, grown in complete darkness, which accounts for…

  • 1 small radicchio (rosso di Treviso), or extra chicory, cut into quarters
    Radicchio

    Radicchio

    rah-dee-chee-o

    An Italian relative of chicory, radicchio is a forced crop and has distinctive red and white…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 tbsp saba (reduced grape must, see tip below) or balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

Method

  1. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat until nearly smoking. Rub the chicory and radicchio quarters with the olive oil and season. In batches, griddle on all sides until tender and the leaves have slightly blackened. Drizzle over the saba or balsamic vinegar to serve.

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