Witlof Salad w Lychees, Melon & Pumpkin Seed Dressing

Witlof Salad w Lychees, Melon & Pumpkin Seed Dressing
Belgian endive, chicory, witloof, witlof, they're all the same. I love its special slightly bitter flavour (more so at the base of the head), and how it therefore goes so well with sweeter ingredients like fruits, as well as nuts and seeds. Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, and contain several different forms of vitamin E.
Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: salad
Serves: 1
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You need
  • 1 head of witlof
  • 5 lychees
  • 1 hand of pistacchio nuts (measured with shell)
  • 10 small melon balls (Honeydew melon)
  • 1 tbsp of finely chopped dill
for the dressing:
  • 1 tbsp of pumpkin butter (store bought or home made)
  • 1 tbsp of lychee syrup from canned lychees (if you use fresh lychees and therefore don't have syrup, you could replace it with a little bit of diluted apple cordial)
To do
  1. mix the ingredients for the dressing
  2. finely slice the witlof, scoop the melon balls (if you don't have a melon baller, just cut small cubes)
  3. mix witlof, melon balls and the dill, top with dressing, serve :-)

 

Nectarine & Witlof Salad w Black Beans

Nectarine & Witlof Salad w Black Beans
A refreshing salad, to which I added the beans for nutritious value. The flower in the picture isn't there just being pretty, it's a fennel flower, and amazingly delicious! So if you have fennel flowering in the garden, sprinkle it over your salads or other dishes :-)
This salad is also oil free, salt free & gluten free, but if you're hungry or just feel like some added healthy fats, add some avocado, either in pieces or mixed with the lemon juice. If you're afraid witlof is too bitter for you, then add raisins or banana, apple or pear - any fruit will do great!
Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: salad
Serves: 1
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You need
  • 150gr witlof (witloof, chicory)
  • 2 tbsp black beans
  • 1 nectarine, nice and ripe (about 150gr)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of chopped fennel leaves, or dried fennel
To do
  1. thinly slice the witlof, mix in lemon juice and fennel leaves
  2. drain the beans, cut up the nectarine and stir both through the witlof
  3. if you have fennel flowers, eat them too!

 

 

Nectarine & Witlof Salad w Black Beans

Nectarine & Witlof Salad w Black Beans

Witlof Salad w Mango, Pine Nuts, Avo & Dill

Witlof Salad w Mango, Pine Nuts, Avo & Dill
This is such a lovely, flavoursome salad; slightly bittersweet, creamy, and sweet, without any added oils. Ingredients per person, so please multiply as needed.
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: salad
Serves: 1
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You need
  • 1 small head of witlof (around 100 gram, or more)
  • 50 grams of mango, diced
  • 35 grams of avocado, diced
  • 10 grams of pine nuts
  • juice of half a lemon
  • fresh dill, chopped or cut
  • pepper
To do
  1. slice the witlof, as fine or chunky as you like (I do discard the bottom end as it can be a tad bitter - I'm a wuss)
  2. sprinkle lemon juice over the top to prevent discolouring
  3. add the diced mango, avocado, pine nuts, pepper, dill and toss
  4. that's all! Enough flavours here, so no need for a dressing ;-)
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 147 Fat: 10 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 9 Sodium: 7mcg Protein: 5 Cholesterol: 0

 

Witlof, Pear & Coriander Salad w Orange Tahini Dressing

Witlof, Pear & Coriander Salad w Orange Tahini Dressing
A lovely bitter sweet salad - well, witlof isn't that bitter nowadays, just a hint, I'd say, apart from the bottom bit, but that goes wonderfully well with fruit and nuts :-)
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: salad
Serves: 2
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You need
  • 1 head of witlof, sliced (don't use the bit at the very bottom, unless you like the bitterness of it)
  • 1 pear, chopped
  • 1 hand of fresh coriander
  • ¼ red onion, sliced or chopped
  • 1 small hand of pecans
For the dressing:
  • about ¼ cup of tahini
  • juice of half an orange
  • zest of ¼ orange (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp of hemp milk - or another non dairy milk
  • salt & pepper
To do
  1. mix all ingredients for the salad
  2. mix all the dressing ingredients, but only add the milk if you need more fluids
  3. either mix dressing through the salad, or serve with the dressing on top

 

Witlof Salad w Pear, Sesame & vegan Cheeze

Witlof Salad w Pear, Sesame & vegan Cheeze

Witlof Salad w Pear, Sesame & vegan Cheeze

 

Not a complicated dish but lovely flavours :-)

You need (for 2 portions:
◊     1 witlof
◊     1 pear
◊     some vegan cheeze (store bought or homemade)
◊     a small hand full of walnuts (mine are activated)
◊     1 tbsp sesame seeds (I used black seeds)
◊     a dash of olive oil
◊     a little bit of toasted sesame oil
◊     balsamico
◊     pepper

Just arrange all solids on a plate, and sprinkle oils and balsamic on top, grind some pepper over the dish, and Bob’s your uncle!