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Endive Salad with Goat Cheese, Apple & Walnut

Endive Salad with Goat Cheese, Apple & Walnut

While observing a chef creating a salad, I was intrigued when he advised us to “go into the produce section and choose any green to add to your salad!”  He continued to recommend that better yet, we choose multiple greens and mix them all together.  The possibilities became endless!  Before my next dinner party, where I was asked to bring the salad, I chose the curly endive greens to mix with simple green lettuce.  Endive has a slightly bitter and peppery taste and I found it similar to arugula.   This recipe was a great success and inspired future creativity too.

 

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups fresh endive greens, chopped

2 cups fresh green leaf lettuce, chopped

1 medium apple, chopped with peel left on

¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled

¼ cup walnuts, roasted and unsalted

2 Tbsp of olive oil to coat salad

1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.    Clean lettuce leaves thoroughly in cold water.

2.    Combine ingredients into a salad bowl.

3.    Add oil and vinegar dressing to salad mix.

4.    Toss salad and enjoy!

 

Tip: If you are preparing the salad in advance you can add the balsamic vinegar to the apples to keep them from turning brown.