Red chicory is not only nice to look at, but also full of surprises! A vegetable that is rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre and chicoric acid; very important for its benefits on the lipid metabolism because it reduces the levels of triglycerides and bad cholesterol in the blood and has antibacterial properties. The typical colour is also due to the presence of anthocyanins, which have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant power. In order not to alter and therefore, retain its properties as unchanged as possible, jar-cooking is one of the best choices.
Cut the head of red chicory into two, wash it and drain it well. Put one half per jar and season with oil, salt, sugar and balsamic vinegar. Add the head of garlic, clean the edges of the jar, close and hook with 4 clamps.
Set the microwave (or the Ultracombi in microwave mode) to 800 W and cook for 7 minutes. Then let it rest for 15 minutes.
Store in the fridge for 10 days.