Our goal for this summer is to eat more vegetables than ever and try to rediscover plants that we are not used to finding in supermarkets anymore, but used to be super popular for our grandparents.

The Mediterranean Diet is full of options but sometimes we forget how tasty even the most plain vegetables can be when cooked following the right recipe!

For today’s recipe, I am using Chicory - Cicoria in Italian. This tasty plant is often used as a forage crop and can be found as a wild plant in Italy and all over Europe, North America, China, and Australia.

Collecting and cleaning Chicory is not easy if you are not used to it, but the taste is absolutely worth it!


Let’s make Gratin Chicory!



Wash and quickly dip the chicory in boiling water to soften it.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, oregano and half a clove of minced garlic. Cut the cherry tomatoes and set them aside.

Add salt to the chicory and mix with the breadcrumbs, the cherry tomatoes, the remaining minced garlic, oil and Parmesan.

Pour the mix into a baking dish and cook in a ventilated oven at 200 degrees until the bread crumbs are toasted.


This simple way of cooking Chicory will make it the star of your dinner!


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