Belgian Endive, Radicchio, and Blood Orange Salad

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A simple, fresh tossed salad with Belgian endive, radicchio, and blood oranges dressed with avocado oil and Balsamic cream. Gorgonzola can be added to the salad to balance bitter radicchio and give contrast to the sweetness of blood oranges.

  • 1 head Belgian endive
  • 1/2 head Radicchio
  • 2 Blood oranges or valencia
  • Butter lettuce (optional)
  • 50 g Gorgonzola (optional)
  • 1 small handful Parsley leaves
  • Balsamic cream
  • Avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cut the Belgian endives into bite-size pieces, or cut lengthwise into 8 wedges, discarding the hard inner core. Tear the radicchio, butter lettuce if used, into bite-size pieces too. Cut all peel and white pith from oranges. Cut between membranes of oranges to release the segments into a bowl.
  2. Toss all the prepared vegetables with diced Gorgonzola, if used, in a large serving dish. Arrange orange segments over. Garnish with the chopped parsley leaves. Drizzle the salad with balsamic cream and avocado oil. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


My Little Space 29/2/12 06:46

Hi Angie, what a beautiful salad you have here today. Looks really good!
Hope you're having a great day, dear.

My Little Space 29/2/12 06:49
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Jeannie 29/2/12 07:02

I just had salad with oranges in it last night, this looks really healthy and delicious! No blood oranges here though..

TasteHongKong 29/2/12 07:12

You always show us interesting ways of pairing oils with foods, mostly healthy oils right : )?

Ana Regalado 29/2/12 07:14

That salad looks refreshing and gorgeous ! Love all the different color , texture and flavor :) Lovely presentation , too !

wok with ray 29/2/12 07:15

This salad looks beautiful and I'm sure very healthful! I would definitely use the Gorgonzola on this. Thanks Angie and have a wonderful week! :)

Kiran @ 29/2/12 07:17

Mmmmmm.. love avocado oil in this recipe. And the counter balance of flavors from sweet to sour and bitterness of radicchio :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 29/2/12 07:18

A great Winter salad! So colorful, tasty and healthy.



Baker Street 29/2/12 07:34

I've never used avocado oil but surely sounds like a great addition. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

Rebecca 29/2/12 07:50

thanks for sharing this simple recipe of yours.
it really looks nice . added to my list :)

Deepti 29/2/12 07:51

Lovely presentation! Blood orange and belgian endives would make a great combination with avocado oil.

Carole 29/2/12 09:18

You might like this bacon and asparagus salad

Lenia 29/2/12 09:39

Oh my God!It looks so beautiful!I love the colors and the combination of ingredients!Well done,dear!Kisses from Greece!

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 29/2/12 09:49

Your family is so bless to have you making all these special salad for them! colourful and healthy choice! I've not try using any avocado oil before, how does the taste like?

Rachana 29/2/12 10:51

Thats such a lovely Salad! I have never tried avocado oil though...

Beth 29/2/12 10:58

What beautiful colors! The contrast of flavors makes this a really tempting recipe.

Sam 29/2/12 12:21

What a gorgeous salad! I'm a sucker for anything with blood orange in it.

Riceandcoconut 29/2/12 12:51

simple,beautiful and healthy salad,I love using avocado oil on the salad too :)

Barbara 29/2/12 13:06

Just perfect, Angie. Great colors for presentation and lovely healthy ingredients. I love salads like this!

Heather S-G 29/2/12 13:07

The textures...the flavors...the colors! This is a fabulous salad, Angie. Absolutely stunning.

Kathy 29/2/12 13:32

Such a beautiful the colors going on in this dish! Blood oranges look so pretty in salads. Gorgeous photos!

lena 29/2/12 13:47

i just knew the existence of avocado oil now!

Suzi 29/2/12 14:21

Beautiful salad and the radicchio really posp out along with the blood oranges. I keep hearing about avocado oil, going on a search for that. Tasty.

Unknown 29/2/12 14:58

Very pretty colors in your winter salad, love the blood oranges too!

Cathy at Wives with Knives 29/2/12 15:46

What a mouthwatering salad, so fresh and colorful! I just saw blood oranges in the market but didn't buy any. Guess I better go back and get some.

Viviane Bauquet Farre 29/2/12 15:56

Stunning creation, Angie. The purple, orange and whites combine beautifully. (Isn't an attractive salad a wonderful thing?) I just posted a blood orange salad too - they're simply delicious!

Elisabeth 29/2/12 16:10

This gorgeous salad with the robust flavors and colors would be an ideal Weight Watchers lunch for me. I'm totally getting these ingredients to make the yummy salad!

Vicki Bensinger 29/2/12 17:05

This is a great salad. I love all the flavors. I haven't seen balsamic cream, do you make that or purchase it. Nice recipe.

Faith 29/2/12 17:29

I recently made a salad with Belgian endive and oranges -- so delicious! Yours looks wonderful!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 29/2/12 18:25

Very pretty salad! The colors and flavor combination sound wonderful.

Eva 29/2/12 18:26

Sound delicious Angie. I'm sure the creaminess of the Gorgonzola and the sweetness of the balsamic cream really offset the bitterness of the raddichio (which is normally not a favourite of mine, but I think I would like it in this recipe!).

Cherine 29/2/12 18:27

a healthy delicious salad!

Reem | Simply Reem 29/2/12 19:30

This salad is so much full of awesome flavors, so refreshing and delicious..
Love it.

nancy at good food matters 29/2/12 19:52

the colors alone in this salad would lift you up on a dreary winter day--but all those elements taste delicious together--bitter and sweet and salty and unctuous. and healthy too!

Lilly 29/2/12 21:36

You made such a pretty salad! Love all the flavors and colors!

StephenC 29/2/12 21:52

Is there a way to replicate avocado oil at home? Few of us are going to buy it.

Anonymous 29/2/12 22:40

Beautiful salad! I need to use radicchio and endive more often - romaine is so boring! Thanks!

Unknown 29/2/12 23:42

It's hard to resist such a gorgeous plate of food.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 1/3/12 00:29

I've not seen balsamic cream offered here but I will look for it the next time I'm at the grocery store. If that fails, it will be added to my next Amazon order :)

What a beautiful and delicious salad with that lovely dressing!

Reeni 1/3/12 00:48

Such a gorgeous salad Angie! So colorfully appealing with a wide range of flavors. I love that in a salad.

jasna varcakovic 1/3/12 01:21

Colourful and delicious, as always!

Asmita 1/3/12 01:27

What a beautiful salad. Love the colors. I have not used avocado oil so far. Will have to try it.

Claudia 1/3/12 02:20

Just lovely for winter - have almost all the ingredients - will be bringing it home tomorrow!

Anonymous 1/3/12 03:33

This is absolutely inspired! So bright and colorful and your photos showcase it in all it's delicious glory!

Nammi 1/3/12 05:02

love the colours :). have a nice day !

chow and chatter 1/3/12 05:13

lovely salad and perfectly in season

fire surrounds glasgow 1/3/12 05:23

It has been cold and snowing here. Just the right weather for salad and comfort food. These Blood Orange Salad and Belgian Endive are so good. I like to eating.

Kate Hizon 1/3/12 06:37

another great recipe coming from you :)

tania@mykitchenstories 1/3/12 07:38

This salad looks colourful and I know I would like it

Michele | Cooking At Home 1/3/12 11:42

Blood orange season is upon us and you paired them perfectly with endive and avocado oil. Yum.

Daisy@Nevertoosweet 1/3/12 12:49

It's so hard to find blood oranges in Melbourne :( they're only available a few months a year ~

Joanne 1/3/12 13:04

What a simple salad that looks so delicious! I love how you dressed it.

Katherine Martinelli 1/3/12 13:40

What a glorious salad!! I'm hoping to get my hands on some blood oranges next week and I know what I'll be making!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 1/3/12 14:27

Beautiful salad. I have to look for avocado oil. I love the contrast of flavors! Have to look for the blood oranges, I managed to find some Cara Cara.

sally 1/3/12 15:54

Love the vibrant colors of this salad! I'm sure it tastes great too!

kitchen flavours 1/3/12 16:26

Beautiful salad, Angie! Love the colour and the ingredients!

Angie's Recipes 1/3/12 16:42

@StephenC Use olive oil, or walnut oil or any oil you usually use for the salads.

briarrose 1/3/12 19:22

Colorful and tasty....what an appealing dish.

Namitha 2/3/12 00:05

Wow,that's so pretty ! Love the first pic a lot

[Reply] 2/3/12 00:18

nice space vth yumm n tasty recipes.n this looks just awesome.....perfectly done......

Katie@Cozydelicious 2/3/12 03:43

This looks wonderful! So full of color and flavor. I love winter salads. Yum!

kankana 2/3/12 04:24

That's a refreshing colorful salad :)

Kiri W. 2/3/12 12:15

What an amazing, refreshing and colorful salad! :) Well done, and congratulations on Top 9!

Ivy 2/3/12 18:26

A beautiful and healthy salad, full of colour and taste!

Jocie's Mom 2/3/12 18:37

Your food always looks so beautiful :) Lovely salad! Perfect for a light, refreshing lunch

Anonymous 2/3/12 19:51

What a colorful lovely salad!

Geri Saucier 2/3/12 20:19

Your salad looks delicious. I love all the colors:) Congratulations on Foodbuzz Top 9.

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 2/3/12 20:28

You make the most beautiful salads with seasonal ingredients, Angie. This is just lovely and as much of a treat to look at as I bet it was to eat. Thanks for sharing!

Geni 2/3/12 22:53

Honestly, salads don't usually make me swoon, but every time I come here, the salads make me dream of them and want to jump right in and take a bit. They are so inviting and very different every time. What's balsamic cream? Intrigued.

Unknown 2/3/12 23:47

This is such a gorgeous salad!

Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious 3/3/12 02:58

That is a gorgeous looking plate. Who would have thought that it is healthy too!

Kristen 3/3/12 03:34

The colors in that salad are just breath taking. I just discovered how fun blood oranges are this year. The red is such an unexpected color when you peel the rind off the orange!

ping 3/3/12 06:00

Congrats on Top 9, Angie! Super colorful salad! This'll make a great, refreshing lunch for this awful weather we're having :)

FOODESSA 3/3/12 12:11

Fresh, simple and healthy is certainly what is needed...especially when we've had one too many cookies ;o)

Flavourful wishes,

[Reply] 3/3/12 14:38

looking beautiful and very healthy salad too...

Food For Tots 3/3/12 15:45

Looks so colourful, refreshing and healthy! ;)

Gloria Baker 3/3/12 15:58

This look absolutely delicious! ANgie!

James Brewer 3/3/12 17:13

This looks lovely. I have never heard of balsamic cream before?

Angie's Recipes 3/3/12 20:22

@James Brewer It's thick syrup kind of balsamic...which you can use for the desserts.

Quay Po Cooks 4/3/12 02:29

Oh I LOVE endive and never fail to buy when I see them in the local supermarket. This salad sounds SO good. When you say Balsamic cream, is it the same as Balsamic glaze?

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 4/3/12 04:07

Such a stunning salad! I've loving the addition of blood oranges...I must add them to my shopping list :)

Angie's Recipes 4/3/12 06:57

@Quay Po CooksYes, it's called cream or syrup here. And glaze sounds exactly the right one for a balsamic reduction.

tigerfish 5/3/12 02:46

I agree. I think the acid in the blood orange also helps to cut through the bitterness of the veg.

Anonymous 5/3/12 13:03

Maybe simple but just perfect in the flavouring department !!!!!

Tiffany 6/3/12 14:57

So bright and refreshing!

Jill Mant~a SaucyCook 8/3/12 05:08

This sounds so delicious; I can't wait to try it. And I am glad I read the comments so I know what balsamic cream is! This is my first visit to your beautiful blog but it won't be my last.

Geni 8/3/12 10:45

This salad was an inspiration for a salad I brought to a gathering on Sunday. It was oooh'd and aaah'd at and that says alot for the dessert loving folks that were at the dinner party. Salad impressed them. I won. :)

Unknown 9/3/12 04:36

I have never had a blood orange and I am curious. The salad looks great and it is pushing me to buy some blood oranges. Thanks.

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 9/3/12 23:46

What a brilliant contrast between the blood orange and radicchio - so pretty and I bet wonderfully tasty.

Becki's Whole Life 10/3/12 02:50

I love all of the different flavors and colors in this salad. I have never heard of balsamic cream, but it sounds wonderful....the avocado oil sounds interesting, too!

Magic of Spice 20/3/12 21:06

I have 2 cases of endive and I need all the inspiration I can this lovely salad!

Anonymous 26/3/12 12:30

how could I have missed this? it looks simply delicious! I totally love radicchio and endive, and oranges in salads are always amazing.


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