This is a bright and crisp salad leaf. It can be quite bitter, so serve with a honey vinaigrette, braise it in butter or top with crumbled blue cheese, bacon and walnuts to temper the bitterness. At The Devilled Egg, we love it simply as is, finely sliced in salads or as an accompaniment to scallops.
Chicory is a woody, perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family, often with bright blue flowers.