Chicory salad with autumn fruits Craving a quick, light and healthy fall lunch? Then this chicory salad with autumn fruits is definitely the right choice! Perfect to recover from a culinary tough weekend on a Monday! It is healthy and also tastes very good because it contains so many different flavors.
Variations on this chicory salad with autumn fruits
Of course you can make many variations on this chicory salad with autumn fruits. I'd even say it's meant to be! So look in your fridge and fruit bowl and make a nice autumn lunch with it. That's also how this salad came about.
Chicory (Belgian endives) and apple are two protagonists in this lunch. Not coincidentally surplus of the chicory-apple salad (I always buy too much of everything). I also use a sweeter apple for this salad, in this case Pink Lady. In the article about the chicory-apple salad, you can read which other apple varieties are perfect for these types of dishes.
I prefer to use old or mature cheese with a strong taste in this type of dishes, genre Old Amsterdam. Are you not like that? Then you can also use a milder cheese, or omit the cheese completely. You can take cheese shells, or cut a block into fine pieces.
I think a hearty piece of dark bread is a perfect accompaniment to this lunch. And in that area, I'm definitely a fan of rye bread. Of course you can also eat a French baguette with it. But for me that's more something for the weekend. And this chicory salad with autumn fruits is primarily intended for weekdays. Rather to recover from a culinary weekend.
Do I have to buy clementines to make this chicory salad with autumn fruits?
No, you don't necessarily have to include clementines in this lunch. You might as well take tangerines or oranges instead. It is best to cut the segments of the latter into three or four. I do think that these citrus fruits play a necessary role in this dish: they bring some extra sweet juiciness to the whole.
Clementine or tangerine? What’s the difference?
Clementine and tangerines are both different types of mandarines. In general clementines are a bit smaller, sweeter and easier to peel. Trivia: tangerines are named after Tangier, the port in Morocco from where they are mostly shipped. You want to study the differences in detail? The check this article “What’s the difference between tangerines and clementines?” on healthline.com.
Chicory, or Belgian endives, are the most delicious autumn vegetables I know. That’s why we also call them the white gold of Belgium. Please find more recipes with them below:
- chicory-apple salad
- oven dish with chicory and leek
- chicory leaves with apple, egg and smoked halibut
- salad of chicory and roasted figs
- Belgian endives with meatballs
I think autumn is the best season for tasty dishes. Just as the leaves of the trees get all the colors of the rainbow, fruits and vegetables also have the deepest and most diverse flavors. So be sure to check out the following ideas for more flavorful inspiration:
- autumn pesto with arugula, lamb’s lettuce and walnuts
- Biscoff pumpkin pie
- Blue cheese Brussels sprouts
- Super savoury coq au vin
- Fresh fig carpaccio
- Fish soup for the fall
- Delicious filled pumpkin
- Biscoff-pear pie
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.