Wholesome bite

Witlof leaf stuffed with cheesy potatoes and wild herbs

This dish is designed to get all the food groups in one bite. Vitamins, proteins, greens, carbohydrates all combined in cheesy, gooey goodness enveloped in crispy raw leaves and sprouts. Wholesome, green and richly flavoured to convince even the biggest skeptics that healthy food (contrary to popular belief) can taste delicious.


  • 500 g potatoes pealed and cut in small squares (keep the peels for the crisps in the Collapse scenario!)
  • 1 bunch of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g of hervé cheese
  • half a cup milk
  • nutmeg powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green (wild) herbs
  • witlof (chicory) leaves
  • mixed sprouts


Place potato cubes in the pot and just cover with water. Let it simmer on low heat until water evaporates and potatoes are soft. Remove from the heat. Add finely chopped parsley leaves, cover with a lid and set aside to cool down for a few minutes. Add butter, cheese, milk and nutmeg. Make a smooth puree using a potato masher. Season with salt and pepper.


Serve a spoon of potato mash per chicory leaf, decorated with green herbs and sprouts.


Most ingredients came from the organic supermarket Bio Planet, except wild herbs that were picked in the Flemish Ardennes.


This recipe is part of 🍴Food Futures