Chicory Salad Recipe


Chicory has a fresh leafy flavor that will transport your taste buds to a fancy restaurant. Treat yourself to some five-star style with this elegant and delicious appetizer recipe!

What You Will Love About This Chicory Salad Recipe Recipe

      • Awesome Flavor – I love the healthy combination of cheese, nuts, and anchovies in this salad, but what really shines is the tasty chicory flavor! It brings a nice note of bitterness balance to all the rich and luxurious tastes in this satisfying salad.
      • Fast and Fresh – The taste of this chicory salad is so new and different that you will be smitten at first bite; plus, it comes together so quickly that you can make this whenever a craving for something special strikes!
      • Creamy Salad Sensation – This Chicory Salad Recipe recipe is so loaded with creamy, nutty, salty, and addictive flavors that you won’t be able to stop eating!
      • High-End Appetizer – At fancy restaurants around the world they serve beautiful salads featuring chicory because it looks great and brings a fresh level of complexity that elevates other salad staples. That is why I love impressing my husband and our guests with this Chicory Salad Recipe restaurant-worthy starter!

    Chicory salad


    Low-Fat Greek Yogurt – What sets Greek yogurt apart from other plain yogurts is its thickness. The straining process makes this dairy extra thick, tangy, and delectable; and as an added bonus, it’s a natural probiotic food!

    Choose your favorite brand of plain low-fat Greek yogurt to bring a thick and creamy flavor to this meal.

    Philadelphia Cream Cheese – Lush and decadent cream cheese takes the filling for these salad boats to all-new heights of flavor! I love to use Philadelphia Cream Cheese, because of its smooth flavor and lack of preservatives, but you can swap this for your favorite brand as needed.

    Pecans Pecans have a mild sweetness and buttery richness that makes them so elegant and tasty in this dish! Use plain chopped pecans to bring a crunchy element and some extra fiber to this unbeatable salad!

    Spring Onions – Spring onions are perfect for using raw. They have a nice balance of fresh onion flavor and mild vegetable sweetness. In a jam, you can swap this ingredient for green onions, but beware they are a bit more peppery than spring onions.

    Green Olives – To create a nice salty bite, green olives are added to the mix! These tasty small bites have an excellent olive flavor and a nice fresh crunch to break up the richness of this dish. Green olives help make this decadent dish healthy by adding antioxidants and vitamins to the creamy salad filling.

    Pickles – Tangy pickles bring a nice touch of fermented flavor to the salad. Traditional cucumber pickles are an excellent snack because they are very low in calories, fat-free, and totally tasty! If you just realized that you are all out of pickles, try using a little dill relish instead.

    Lemon Juice – Fresh lemon juice turns the lux salad filling into a creamy bite of summer! A little citrus rounds out the flavor and makes everything taste a bit more bright! If you do not have a citrus reamer, try juicing your lemon over a mesh strainer, and you’ll never have to remove a lemon seed again!

    Chicory – Chicory is the foundation of this amazing appetizer. It is a wonderful seasonal plant with a bittersweet flavor and great leafy texture; however, chicory can be difficult to find at some grocery stores. If you want to simulate this leafy green without losing taste or texture, try Endive. Endive is a fresh leafy plant with a chicory-like flavor and excellent salad texture.

    Anchovies – These small fish are the perfect finishing touch for this elegant salad. Anchovies have so much wonderful fishy flavor and they are high in healthy vitamins and minerals! Anchovies are an excellent source of calcium and iron; plus, they are high in omega-3 fatty acids and healthy cholesterol.

    Chicory salad

    Expert Notes

        • This awesome appetizer recipe is perfect for a party or as meal prep, but however you enjoy it, serve the salad boats chilled with a little extra sauce for dipping!
        • This omega-3-rich salad is perfect for serving before a hearty steak or simple lamb chop to make for a night of pure elegance!
        • If you have any leftovers of the salad boats, pop them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

      Chicory Salad Recipe Recipe

      Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish


      Chicory Salad Recipe


        • 3 tbsp low-fat Greek yogurt
        • 1 tbsp Philadelphia cream cheese
        • A small handful of crushed pecans
        • 1 tbsp spring onions, finely chopped
        • 1 tbsp green olives, pitted and chopped
        • 2 tbsp pickles, finely chopped
        • Juice of ½ lemon
        • 2 or 3 chicories/ endives
        • 1 can of anchovies, drained



        • In a small mixing bowl combine the yogurt, the Philadelphia cream cheese, the pecans, the spring onions, the olives, and the lemon juice. Give this all a good mix and set aside.
        • Chop off the ends of the chicories and carefully peel off the leaves one by one.
        • Fill the endives/chicories with Greek yogurt filling and place one anchovy on each chicory boat.
        • Plate on a round plate and place a small bowl with the remaining sauce in the middle.

        Enjoy and Love Your Pure Plate.


          Keyword Chicory, Cream Cheese, Fish, Keto, Vegetable

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          Thank you so much for reading this blog! I hope you try this Chicory Salad Recipe recipe and that you enjoy it as much as my family and I did! When you do make this Chicory Salad, be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipes!

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