Chicory Salad With Chia Seed Dressing


If you are looking for some lunch salad ideas that will leave you feeling satisfied and full, look to my new favourite: chicory salad with chia seed dressing. I’ve been trying to add more healthly eating into my weekly meal routine, this salad is one of my lunch repertoire, simple 30-minute meal that taste delicious.


Prepare 25 minutes


Serves 4 as a side or 2 as a main


100g fresh podded peas/or frozen are also fun
250g pack chicory
½ cucumber thinly sliced
1 medium tomatoe
2 ripe avocados
finely grated zest and juice 1 lemon
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp extra virgine olive oil
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp light honey
1 tbsp Dijon mustard


  1. Blanch the peas in a large pan of boiling water for 1 minute, then refresh under cold running water. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Trim the chicory and separate the leaves. Using a mandolin or sharp knife thinly slice cucumber and tomatoe. Halve the avocados and remove the stones and skin. Cut the flesh into slices.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, honey and mustard together until thick, then add chia seeds and some seasoning. Gently toss all of the vegetables in the dressing and serve immediate
  4. If you wish you can add some fresh herbs, I personally love thyme so I sprinkled some over my salad 😉

And that’s it!



  • Sarah Flanagan


    This looks super yummy. I have really tried chia seeds



    This sounds like a lovely tasty and light salad. I don’t recall having a salad with chicory before but I’ve had it on its own and quite liked it. Must give this a try.

  • Yeah Lifestyle


    Such a light and fresh tasting salad perfect as a light lunch especially with the chia seed dressing. Gonna make this.

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra


    I am not familiar with chicory but I sure would love to try this salad recipe! I’d ask around and see if I can get chicory here. If not, could you recommend a substitute that would be close to the taste and texture of chicory?

  • Niraj Shah


    I have been trying to have more salad lately!! Thank you for this recipe, I will definitely check it out!

  • Liam | Whatthedadsaid


    This looks fresh and delicious, something thats healthy and hopefully still very full of flavours, looks a delightful lunch on a warm day.

  • Kara Guppy


    This looks so refreshing and tasty, perfect for a hot summers day

  • Kira


    Oh this looks really yummy, I love a good salad . Might try to recreate it over the weekend

  • Jenni


    Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely amazing – so fresh and colourful! I will have to give this one a go.

  • Melanie williams


    I love a nice fresh salad for sure. This would be lovely to enjoy in the garden with a glass of lemonade x

  • Jennifer Gladwin


    This looks delicious and full of flavour. I love the sound of the chia seed dressing.

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