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Chicory salad with tomatoes

Chicory salad with tomatoes |

Little crazy

I was making the dressing for this salad when all of a sudden I had a weird thought. The salad was – as usual – made up of all sort of things I had lying around in the fridge that needed to be eaten and I was in the process of making a dressing that would be good with it. It was ok-ish but needed something extra. As it happens I had some overripe bananas as well and all of a sudden I decided to mash a banana into the dressing.


Sounds a little weird right? Adding a banana to a salad dressing? But as it turns out it was a pretty good idea. It makes it sweeter (obviously) and also creamy. For me this was a big success and I will definitely be using that again in the future! For now the recipe for this delicious salad! Enjoy!

Chicory salad with tomatoes


  • 2 pcs chicory, cut into thin strips
  • 150 gr cherry tomatoes, cut in two or four
  • few twigs of flat leaf parsley
  • 50 gr almonds, roasted and chopped
  • 50 gr walnut, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds


  • 2 tbsp veganaise
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato vinegar (or another sweet vinegar)
  • 1/2 very ripe banana
  • pepper
  • salt


  1. Add the vegetables, the tomatoes and all other ingredients for the salad together in a large bowl.
  2. Make the dressing by first mashing the banana, add some oil, vinegar, pepper and salt and taste if it needs anything extra.
  3. Enjoy!

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Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over.
She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats.
Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy.
Profession: Food photographer

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