Having grown and raised in a Mediterranean Lebanese cuisine. It is one of the most richest and healthiest cuisine in the world combining diverse types of vegetables, legumes, rice, bread, dough, olive oil and surely meat and chicken!
The recipe here is a Lebanese vegetarian recipe "Hindbeh Bi Zeit" meaning Chicory leaves, sauted with olive oil. I borrowed this recipe from my mother! :)
The recipe is not served as a main dish but rather a side dish or appetizer. It is simply prepared from basic ingredients in your kitchen:Onions, lemon, olive oil, garlic and the Chicory (aka Hindbeh) leaves!
Not all people love this dish, because chicory has an extreme bitter taste.
Chicory is known to have some nutritional and medicinal properties.
Chicory can grow wild (in its natural habitat) in the field, on roadsides, on river banks and can be cultivated in home-gardens. Even-though chicory is a permanent plant, it is grown as a seasonal crop, generally planted in early spring and/or summer – since it needs sunlight to grow and is collected during summer and/or early winter seasons, respectively. —Loulwa Kalache