Chicory with blue cheese, watercress and sugared pecans

chicory recipes Sep 9, 2021

  • Serves 4
  • 9 mins to prepare and 6 mins to cook, plus cooling
  • 223 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 50g (2oz) pecans
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 4 heads white chicory, leaves separated
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) watercress
  • 4 tbsp blue cheese, crumbled

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 small shallot, finely sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6.
  2. In a small bowl, toss the nuts with the sugar, honey, oil and a little seasoning.
  3. Roast for 6 minutes, or until golden and caramelized.
  4. Place on a baking pan lined with nonstick baking paper to cool.
  5. Roughly chop.
  6. In a covered jar, combine the olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, shallot, and seasonings to prepare the dressing.
  7. Put the lid on and give it a good shake to mix everything.
  8. On a serving tray, arrange the chicory, watercress, blue cheese, and almonds, and drizzle with a little dressing.
  9. Serve the remainder on the side.


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