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Chicory's mild bitterness pairs very well with the sweet juiciness of oranges. This punchy summer salad could be a starter or side, or expanded into a light main with the addition of flakes of smoked mackerel or slices of duck, chunks of earthy roast beetroot or carrot, or crumbled feta.

Category

Salad recipes  

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sherry or red wine vinegar
  • Pinch sugar
  • 5 tbsp olive oil or 3 tbsp walnut oil with 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 bunches watercress
  • 3 heads chicory, sliced into rounds
  • 2 oranges, peeled & cut into chunks
  • 40g walnut pieces
  • Salt & pepper

Method

  1. Whisk the vinegar with the sugar and seasoning, gradually whisking in the oil.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasonings and pour into a salad bowl. Tear the watercress into small pieces.
  3. Place in the bowl. Scatter the chicory, orange and walnuts over the top. Toss at the table.
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