Orange Sesame Chicory Salad

Chicory is a bitter salad green, a bit like arugula. The sweetness of the orange and earthiness of the sesame and balsamic in this salad balance it nicely.

It’s great to have a variety of greens in your dietary routine. Give chicory a try and see if you like it!


  • 1 bunch chicory, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Put the chopped chicory into a large bowl.

Add the dressing ingredients to the chicory and toss well to mix.

Serve right away and enjoy as a side dish to whatever else is on the menu. 🙂


I like this quote about patience and perseverance from Canadian author Margaret Atwood:

Water does not resist. Water flows.

When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.

Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it.

Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone.

Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water.

If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”

Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

One response to “Orange Sesame Chicory Salad”

  1. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    My teenage daughter loved it so much! 🙂

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