This year, spring decided to let me wait: the weather was uncommonly cold, the sun was scarce and the temperatures were low. So unusual for mid-May! I was so glad when the trees were in bloom a few weeks ago, I almost felt like the summer heat and the endless nights out on the terrace were so close, but – bad luck, I still have to wait for it. In the meantime, I’m starting to gather ideas for my birthday party and, as always, starters are such big trouble. Not because I don’t have any ideas for veggie appetisers, but because I need to find the perfect combination between taste, elegance and no-mess-ready-to-eat-with-your-fingers little bites. And that’s the difficult part. Eventually, I decided I’d settle, among others, for these visually appealing chicory salad cups; after all, they are satisfying and very easy to serve on platters, no knife and fork involved here.
Truth be told, the chicory plays a simple decorative/functional role – it’s not part of the salad in itself, but it does a great job at transforming what would otherwise be a plain potato salad into a visual treat.
Despite their light appearance, these little cups are so satisfying!
Love and potato salad!