fruit & chicory salad

In summer I eat raw chicory (Belgium endive). With raisins and whatever fruits I have in stock. The best partners for raw chicory are slices of a banana and an overripe pear. Plus parts of a sweet apple. There is no sauce, sugar, honey or syrup involved. As long as you use an overripe pear. Or two. That has this great sweet juice. And will transform those bitter but fresh chicory leaves into a crispy sweet salad

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Nahh, the salad will become soggy after a few hours


  • 2 pieces of chicory (the thinner the better)
  • 1 sweet apple
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 1 overripe pear (or 2 overripe small pears)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 litre of water
  • Optional: banana


  • a Knife
  • a spoon
  • a Cutting Board
  • a Saucepan, electric kettle or Quooker
  • a clean kitchen towel
  • a bowl
  • a sieve
  • a jar or container with lid
  1. Wash chicory, apple and pear(s)
  2. Towel dry vegetables & fruits
  3. Cut lemon in half
  4. And squeeze juice from 1/2 a lemon
  5. Store other half in fridge
  6. Cook water 
  7. Add raisins to bowl
  8. Pour cooked water over raisins
  9. Let raisins soak for a couple of minutes
  10. Rinse raisins with cold water
  11. Sieve raisins
  12. Let them rest in sieve
  13. Peel apple with knife
  14. Undo banana skin
  15. Slice & dice all vegetables & fruits (except for overripe pear(s)
  16. Add chicory, apple and banana to the bowl 
  17. Pour lemon juice into the bowl
  18. Wash your hands
  19. Peel overripe (pears) over the bowl 
  20. So all juice will drip into bowl
  21. Cut pieces of the naked pear with knife
  22. And again, do this over the bowl
  23. So you will not loose any juice
  24. Carefully mix the lot with spoon
  25. When this salad is for on the go, carry it over into a jar or container with lid
  26. Bon appétit
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