This chicory salad with apple, pineapple and mandarins is one of my favorite quick toss ups. It’s perfect on a busy day when I don’t have a lot of time to cook.
I love my morning practice; either yoga or High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), followed by some pranayama and meditation. It does mean I’m always have a ‘slow’ start if you look at it from a working point of view. By the time I’ve breakfast it’s around 10 o’clock in the morning. Now I work in the evening as well, but still: there is a lot to do on most days. Some days are so full I haven’t got a lot of time to good. Yet, I want to eat healthy. I’m not too much of a salad fan. Or to be precise my intestines are not too much a salad fan, they like warm and greasy food, but this chicory salad forms an exception. They like it, I like it and it’s nice, quick and you can have the ingredients in your fridge and cupboards for some days, without them getting off.
You can eat this salad as a side dish or as a main dish.
Ingredients Chicory salad with apple, pineapple and mandarins
- Pineapple (canned is an option, but without any preservatives or sugars)
- Mandarins ((canned is an option, but without any preservatives or sugars)
- Olive oil
- Cashew nuts (optional)
- Goat cheese or blue cheese (optional)
How to make a Chicory salad with apple, pineapple and mandarins
- Wash the chicory on the outside
- Slice the chicory in the length in halves, cut off half a centimeter of the bottom and from the bottom cut out a triangle shape. This is the hard part that is really bitter
- Slice the chicory in pieces of about 2,5 by 1 centimeter and trow in a bowl. Stir around so the leaves come of each other
- Wash the apple. You can leave the peel on, but take out the core and slice it in parts of 2 by 1 centimeter as well
- Peel the pineapple and slice in the same shapes as the rest
- Peel the mandarin, take off all the white bits and add to the salad
- Optional you can add goat cheese or blue cheese
- Put a bit of mayonnaise in a cup, add pepper, salt, a dash of olive oil, a dash of lime and a bit of honey and mix well
- Add the dressing to the saled