This bitter green will be your fall go-to.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017
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Orecchiette with Sausage and Chicory
Credit: © Lucy Schaeffer

Chicory, a bitter green that is rich in potassium and magnesium, is great for everything from salads to pasta. Here, seven tasty ways to use chicory this season.

1. Warm Chicory Salad with Mushrooms

Warm Chicory Salad with Mushrooms

This hearty salad screams fall.

2. Soup of Bitter Greens with Cheese Dumplings

Soup of Bitter Greens with Cheese Dumplings
Credit: ©  QUENTIN BACON

Like so much of the food from Molise, this soup is satisfying and easy to prepare; the dumplings, a mixture of two cheeses, bread crumbs and herbs, make it a main course.

3. Calabrese Mustard Greens

Calabrese Mustard Greens

Just a little red wine vinegar transforms this otherwise familiar bowl of garlicky greens.

4. Orecchiette with Sausage and Chicory

Orecchiette with Sausage and Chicory
Credit: © Lucy Schaeffer

Chicory gives this slightly spicy pasta a pleasantly bitter edge.

5. Kamut Spaghetti with Clams, Chicory and Parsley

Kamut Spaghetti with Clams, Chicory and Parsley

This take on linguine with clams feature pasta made with kamut (an ancient variety of wheat) tossed with bitter chicory and a bright parsley sauce.

6. Chicory and Endive Salad with Spiced Pistachios

Chicory and Endive Salad with Spiced Pistachios
Credit: © Lucy Schaeffer

Chef Jan Birnbaum makes this piquant salad with two kinds of Belgian endive and chicory.

7. Chicory Salad with Pickled Quince and Pomegranate

Chicory Salad with Pickled Quince and Pomegranate

These days, chefs love to add pickled ingredients to their salads. Chef Michael Tusk pickles quince with ginger, spices and white wine vinegar; the strong sweet-tart flavors would overwhelm delicate lettuces, but the bold, bitter greens here are just right.