This super simple fennel and chicory salad must be the one I make the most. And for good reason as it is delicious and ready in a flash.

In order to make the salad you need only a handful of ingredients. I like to use red chicory but you can use the white one as well, if you prefer. The red ones aren’t always available so going for white is fine too. The red just looks better in the bowl and I think the taste is somewhat more bitter than the white.

Back in the day; all chicory was bitter but apparently people don’t like bitter so the made sure the chicory got less bitter over time. Which I think is a shame. Bitter vegetables tend to be really good for your digestive system and this fennel and chicory salad could well do with a bit of bitter to counteract the sweetness of the raisins and the apple.

Fennel and chicory salad with raisins and apple

Fennel and chicory salad

To make the salad you basically just chop all the veggies and clean and cut the apple. You then add those all to a bowl, shake it around and turn over into a serving bowl.

Mix the ingredients for the dressing and you’re ready to go. I’ve used mayonnaise here with a sweet vinegar (I used peach vinegar but apple cider or balsamic vinegar would work really well too.

To switch things up a bit you could add some mustard to the dressing if you like.

If you’re looking for different kinds of salads have a look at the salad section over on my foodblog. I actually didn’t plan on adding recipes here but since people have been asking for the recipes used in the meal plan I figured I quickly share them here. All images are taken with my Iphone so no fancy styling or anything here. Just a quick image to highlight the recipe.

Fennel and chicory salad

Fennel and chicory salad with apple and raisins

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Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 898
A delicious and super easy and quick lunch recipe


  • 1 fennel bulb (thinly sliced)
  • 2 chicory (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 avocado (in cubes)
  • 1 apple (in cubes)
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts (toasted)


  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • pepper and salt (to taste)


  • Slice the vegetables and add them to a bowl. Mix with the apple cubes, the raisins and the toasted pine nuts.
  • Add the avocado.
  • Make the dressing by mixing the mayo with the vinegar and add pepper and salt to taste.
Calories: 898kcal
Course: Lunch, Salads
Cuisine: Healthy
Keyword: apple, chicory, fennel


Calories: 898kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 22g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 4850mg | Fiber: 49g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 20086IU | Vitamin C: 107mg | Calcium: 620mg | Iron: 12mg

Hi my name is Simone and I am a food photographer and blogger from the Netherlands. I strongly believe in the power of good food and think that making good choices every day will definitely create a healthier future. I've recently turned 61 and now more than ever, realize that health is everything. Check the link below to learn more about my story. I'm a certified health coach and live in the Netherlands with my two cats Humhrey and Buffy.

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