Endive Apple Salad with Walnuts

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The endive apple salad is a delicious addition to a special menu
The endive apple salad is a delicious addition to a special menu

The Endive Apple Salad is a fabulous addition to the holidays and new year’s day or to serve as an appetizer for game day. This recipe has green apples, pear, gruyere cheese, dates, walnuts, mayonnaise and fresh endives.

Ingredients for making the Endive Apple Salad with Walnuts
Ingredients for making the Endive Apple Salad with Walnuts

It is creamy and has the perfect balance between sweet and savory. The walnuts also provide a nice texture and served over endive leaves it is juts a clever way to have a tasty appetizer while incorporating an ingredient that is not that common on our weekly menu.

Perfecto balance de texturas y sabores en estas envidias rellenas

Endive Apple Salad with Walnuts

Chef Adriana Martin
The Endive Apple Salad is a fabulous addition to the holidays or to serve as an appetizer for game day. It is creamy and has the perfect balance between sweet and savory.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer or Side Dishes, Easy Recipes
Cuisine European Cuisine
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 endives
  • 2 green apples cut in cubes
  • 1 pear cut in cubes
  • 1 cup of gruyere cheese cut in cubes
  • 4 dates chopped
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 1/2 cup of crème fraîche
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 lemon juiced

Instructions
 

  • Clean and prep the ingredients. Chop the apples, the pear, the dates, the walnuts and the cheese.
  • In a bowl add the mayo, then the creme, the salt and pepper and the lime juice. Combine well using a spoon or a whisk.
  • Add the chopped pears, apples, dates, and walnuts. Stir them with the mayo cream sauce.
  • Remove the leafs of the endives and stuff with the apple salad.
  • Serve in a nice plate and eat immediately.
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Few months ago took a tour in California to learn about endive harvesting and the process used to have endives available in the supermarket.

Prepping all the ingredients for the salad
Prepping all the ingredients for the salad

Have to confess, I truly love endives. Grew up eating them despite that the flavor profile was predominantly bitter. Nowadays the endives are less bitter and have a mellow flavor so don’t be scared on trying them. Watch the video and learn how to make this appetizer.

The endive farm visit was super educational and nonetheless surprising. I didn’t know endives come from the chicory root. The seeds are planted in the spring and summer and harvested by October timeframe. Endives are grown on a very dark room with a temp of 50 degrees. And takes around three weeks to have a grown endive ready to eat. Endives can be purple or green, both have same taste and make a beautiful presentation for salads or to use for appetizers. You can grill them too.

Tasty Endive Apple Salad with Walnuts
Tasty Endive Apple Salad with Walnuts

Endives are every popular in Europe and here in the United States are grown mainly in California. They come packaged in a special tray with a wrapping that allows freshness for a longer period of time. If you find endives in your market most likely those come from the farm I visited in Rio Vista, California.

Perfect balance of sweet, creamy and savory is this endive apple salad with walnuts
Perfect balance of sweet, creamy and savory is this endive apple salad with walnuts

The Endive Apple Salad with Walnuts is a perfect combination of flavors and textures. I invite you to look for endives on your area an try this easy recipe. They provide elegance to yoru menu and in my opinion are a great addition to a special occasion.

Endive Apple Salad with Walnuts made with fresh endives, dates, pears, walnuts, green apples and a creamy dressing
Endive Apple Salad with Walnuts made with fresh endives, dates, pears, walnuts, green apples and a creamy dressing

Have to heard of endives or have you tried them before.

 

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The Ninja Baker

Love this salad, Adriana. I’m a fan of Waldorf Salad but you’ve upped the concept beautifully 😊Looking forward to trying the perfect balance of textures & flavors!

Elizabeth O

I can only imagine how delicious that salad must be. I’d love to make it without the creme too.

Tami Qualls

I honestly didn’t know what an endive was until I read this. Looking forward to trying the recipe.

Alicia

This looks SO SO good! I love apples and salad so this would be amazing!

Michele

Hum–maybe I should try eating endives again-haven’t had it in a very long time! This salad sounds delicious and perfect for a party!

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