Sautéed Chicory with Turmeric, Ginger and Lemon

Sautéed Chicory with Turmeric, Ginger and Lemon is a healthy and tasty side dish that goes well with both meat and fish.

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Quick to make, it is an original way to serve up some veggies. The turmeric and ginger give make this dish a perfect antinfiammatori natural remedy, while the lemon really gives that extra flavour.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 head of fresh Chicory
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds (optional)

In a skillet heat up the oil, then add the garlic cloves (cut in half), the turmeric and ginger. Sauté for a few minutes.

Wash and cut the chicory, add it to the skillet. Season with salt. Stir around for 1-2 minutes then add 2 tbsp of water, lower heat, cover with a lid and let cook until veggies are soft.

Squeeze in the juice of half lemon and keep cooking for a few more minutes, allowing all the juice to slight up and caramelise a bit. Turn off the heat and sprinkle with some sunflower seeds for some extra crunch.

Serve it up!

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