Belgian Endive and Mandarin Orange Salad

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Simple and delicious, this healthy salad features earthy, tangy, and crisp Belgian endives and sour-sweet and full-flavoured mandarins. A small handful of chopped arugula and homemade bread croutons are the perfect accompaniment for adding some extra flavour and crunch to this delightful winter salad, then toss everything with a white wine vinaigrette.

  • 2 head Belgian endive, separated into leaves
  • 2-3 Mandarins
  • Some arugula leaves
  • Bread croutons, optional
  • 15 ml Olive oil
  • 15 ml Macadamia oil
  • 1 tbsp White wine vinegar
  • Pinch of dried thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Cut stem end from Belgian endives. Separate into individual leaves. Peel the mandarins and then slice them crosswise.
  2. Place all the dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake thoroughly until well blended.
  3. Arrange Belgian endive leaves on two plates and top them with the sliced mandarins. Sprinkle chopped arugula leaves and croutons on top and drizzle the dressing over the salad before serving. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Unknown 16/1/13 06:26

this looks so healthy.... nice one

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 16/1/13 06:32

Oh Angie...I love salads with a burst of citrus...especially in the winter! Beautiful photos! : )

OohLookBel 16/1/13 06:46

This salad would be perfect in summer, as well, with its fresh flavours and colours. Thinking of making something like this tonight =)

Medeja- CranberryJam 16/1/13 07:03

I can already feel the spring from this colorful salad!

Unknown 16/1/13 07:43

I suddenly have a craving for salad. Looks delicious

Anonymous 16/1/13 07:50

Your dishes are always so beautifully presented Angie.
:-) Mandy

Mich Piece of Cake 16/1/13 07:53

I love the gorgeous colour of this salad. Mandarin Oranges really do add a special touch to dishes and it really jazzed up the endives here.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 16/1/13 08:59

A fabulous salad and combination!



Suhaina 16/1/13 09:50

love this beautiful one can resist sucha colourful salad. great clicks.

Vimitha Durai 16/1/13 10:30

Beautiful colors and a refreshing salad

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 16/1/13 11:53

What a lovely coloured and flavoured salad :)

Choc Chip Uru

StephenC 16/1/13 11:56

It is surprising that endive is not more popular - perhaps because it isn't cheap. But I know exactly what your salad tasted like - excellent.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 16/1/13 12:15

What a lovely winter salad Angie. I like everything about it, including homemade croutons. Homemade croutons are so far superior to the bought ones there is just no comparison.

peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 16/1/13 12:17

Such a pretty salad and lots of oranges too!!!

Belinda 16/1/13 12:20

The mandarins are the perfect touch.

Nisa Homey 16/1/13 13:18

Endives, is totally new to me..and love the way you made this salad with the citrusy flavor...and they are pretty looking and tempting me.

Heather S-G 16/1/13 13:34

What a beautiful salad, Angie...I love the fresh-factor!

Unknown 16/1/13 13:44

Light, fresh, delicious... perfection on a plate!

Ana Regalado 16/1/13 13:49

This salad sure looks refreshingly delicious ! Mandarin orange and the delectable dressing sounds like a great combination :)

Finla 16/1/13 14:22

Yeah they ar so famous here we call it witloof here, i like to eat them raw like this but when they are cooked i dislike them. Beautiful colors.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 16/1/13 14:44

I've never tried macadamia oil but it sounds very interesting. Lovely winter salad with gorgeous colors!

great-secret-of-life 16/1/13 15:14

wow! nice presentation and lovely clicks

Unknown 16/1/13 15:30

Yummy! Have a great idea instead for sweety teeth:
choco cheese-cake
By the way, I followed you up with GFC, it'd be great if you follow me back.

rita cooks italian 16/1/13 16:21

This looks so fresh and tasty dear Angie!!! The perfect way to eat a light lunch after the festive season parties. I love the sweet mandarin juice flavour combined with the crunchy endive salad.

TasteHongKong 16/1/13 16:43

I see a different face of the mandarin orange here, pretty salad!

CJ - Food Stories 16/1/13 17:01

I rarely put citrus in my salads but when I do, I really enjoy it ... This version looks so tasty :-)

Koko 16/1/13 17:49

Ooh lovely! I love citrus in salads, and the arugula would give this salad just a nice peppery bite, too! Love it!

Claudia 16/1/13 18:16

I love using oranges in salads - delicious, fresh and appropriate for winter. Combined with the crunch of the endive - it's a grand lunch or a sparkling side.

Cooking Quidnunc 16/1/13 20:03

Healthy and refreshing salad recipe, looks amazing.

Nina 16/1/13 20:13

Oh Angie...this looks fabulous. What a great way to add orange in a salad.Yummy:)

teresa 16/1/13 22:19

what a gorgeous colorful salad!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 17/1/13 00:08

Very nice have never had endive this is a must try looks GRAND!

Shea Goldstein 17/1/13 00:32

Love it! I wonder what the addition of blue cheese would be like...

Shabitha Karthikeyan 17/1/13 02:19

The color combo, presentation and clicks everything rocks.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 17/1/13 02:52

Delicious combination! My kind of winter salad :)

[Reply] 17/1/13 03:12 damn mouthwatering!!

Lisa Ho 17/1/13 03:33

Love the colours...

I havent had any endives as it is very expensive and doesn't look so fresh :(

Unknown 17/1/13 03:39

Such a pretty and fresh sounding and looking salad, Angie. I'm not really hungry but I'm ready to dig into this right now, it's so enticing! :)

Gloria Baker 17/1/13 03:52

what amazing sakad Angie, I loved!xo

mjskit 17/1/13 04:04

I just bought a large bag of cara cara oranges and I love making salads with them. I know that they would work great in this delicious salad! Love the vinaigrette.

Ilke 17/1/13 05:03

Looking very good and fresh!Especially in the middle of winter, reminds me spring :)
I bet mandarins nicely mellow the endive's flavor. Would be nice as appetizer as well in individual leaves like that.

Saraswathi Ganeshan 17/1/13 05:22

Very nice salad good for skin and vision.

Priya Suresh 17/1/13 10:50

Droolworthy and seriously very tempting..Cant take my eyes from your clicks.

Unknown 17/1/13 11:58

Wow!! Delicious orange salad!!

Unknown 17/1/13 14:17

Hi Angie! I think we're on the same wave length this week;-) Love your fresh Winter salad with tangerines-have to try macadamia oil in my salad!

Viviane 17/1/13 15:05

Such a refreshing salad - Kudos!

Beth 17/1/13 17:06

I love salad with fruit in it. This looks fantastic!

Monet 17/1/13 19:33

What a wonderful winter salad. Thank you for sharing with me. This post, along with my cup of hot chocolate, is making for a very lovely Thursday morning. Have a great weekend!

Evelyne CulturEatz 17/1/13 21:39

This salad screams summer, crisp and refreshing. Very lovely. madarins are my favorite citrus so I am won over.

lisa is cooking 17/1/13 22:51

This is such a great-looking fresh and light salad. And, a great use for citrus right now!

Alida 17/1/13 23:03

This is so refreshing Angie. And Mandarins are in season now. A great way to use them!

Unknown 18/1/13 00:09

I had my very first taste of endive salad while I was in San Fran last 2011. Although I still haven't quite acquainted myself with the taste, I know that I won't check it off my list. I love that mandarins are added to give that extra tang and natural sweetness. I found endives to be slightly bitter which bitter & me just don't jive. I am getting there am sure as I grew older, I found myself exploring other flavours. Great recipe!!! ♥ Jo

Deepti 18/1/13 00:22

Very inviting and fresh juicy salad for winter.... Wonderful!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 18/1/13 01:43

I always get excited when I see mandarins at the grocery store. Right now they're really cheap too, which makes me especially happy. This would be a great way to use them!

Dude for Food 18/1/13 02:51

Awesome flavor combo with the mandarin oranges, looks really refreshing!

Anonymous 18/1/13 04:11

That sounds like the perfect salad!! You come up with the best Angie!!

noobcook 18/1/13 05:25

it's a great usher-in CNY recipe with the bright mandarin oranges :)

Janine 18/1/13 07:01

I always find endive really hard to use in dishes, and it really is quite rare where i am at now, but this sound like a great dish for chinese new year with the abundance of mandarins now!

Anonymous 18/1/13 10:17

A fantastic & well-flavoured seasonal salad! Yum!

Saguna 18/1/13 12:03

The macadamia oil in the vinaigrette sounds so delicious- I love the look of this beautifully colourful, yet wintry, salad. Your photos are gorgeous, Angie! :)

Homeandfood 18/1/13 13:53

Angie, that looks wonderful.

It's so hard to get the right balance when using fruit in savoury dishes and vegetables in sweet.
But a recipe like this neutralises the sweetness so it compliments everything beautifully.

Such a great use of flavours, happy new year!

Karen Harris 18/1/13 14:02

Such I beautiful dish. This is definitely going on my "to make" list.

Caroline Taylor 18/1/13 14:27

This sounds so refreshing, great colours and textures and perfect for January.

Kate@Diethood 18/1/13 14:36

I love coming by here and looking at all the pretty photos!!

RavieNomNoms 18/1/13 16:06

This is a gorgeous salad. I always love the colors of your dishes!

lena 18/1/13 17:29

great salad with mandarin oranges at this time of the year!

The Squishy Monster 18/1/13 20:09

I love how endive can be a vehicle for so many delicious this! looks bright and lovely =)

Anonymous 18/1/13 21:48

What a gorgeous, colorful salad! So healthy, too. :) I definitely need to make something light like this after that chicken dish I just posted haha.

MaryMoh 18/1/13 22:17

Very heathy and refreshing.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/1/13 23:18

I love winter salads like this! We just had one sort of similar at our last gourmet group gathering that everyone loved. I really like the bit of macadamia oil in this dressing.

Thanks so much for your kind words on my attempt at making your rolls :)

Amy 18/1/13 23:35

I just got some mandarin oranges from my In-Law's yard. Guess I'll be making this salad tonight. :) Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great weekend.

Norma Chang 19/1/13 00:17

Good looking salad. I would sprinkle on a bit of blue cheese and chopped macadamia nuts too.

Stephanie @ Henry Happened 19/1/13 02:11

This salad looks too pretty to eat! I love the combination of the sweet orange with the arugula.

Reeni 19/1/13 03:42

So bright and beautiful! It's like a burst of tasty sunshine! We all need that in the middle of winter.

Veronica Miller 19/1/13 07:29

I love trying new veggies and you've reminded me of the one I've been wanting to try for a while--belgian endive! I so need to get on that. Your salad is just delightful.

kitchen flavours 19/1/13 17:06

Beautiful plate of salad! I like the usage of mandarin oranges!

Honey Bee Sweets 20/1/13 12:34

Wow, looks really refreshing! Although the endives can be a little bitter, but with the sweet mandarin oranges, it will be prefect! What a great way to introduce seasonal fruits to our daily meals. :))

Vicki Bensinger 20/1/13 15:28

What a lovely salad. I don't recall ever using macadamia oil ever in a salad. It all sounds delicious, refreshing and bursting with flavor. Plus it's so simple to prepare. Great recipe!

Tiffany 20/1/13 15:44

This is the best of winter produce in one salad! DELISH!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 20/1/13 17:43

Just stunning, Angie! I love a citrus salad in the winter...and this is a winner.

Mother Rimmy 20/1/13 19:19

I haven't seen macadamia oil, but I have some walnut oil that might work. You make the loveliest salad recipes!

Lilly 20/1/13 22:01

I just love salads! One of the things I know I can eat as much as I like without feeling guilty. I never had this kind of salad before. Can’t wait to try it out.

tigerfish 20/1/13 22:48

So refreshing! I must say again, you make the most beautiful, creative and healthiest salads.

geni 20/1/13 23:05

How refreshing! This salad would be just the thing on a warm day, or any day for that matter!

Yi @ Yi Reservation 21/1/13 00:19

The salad looks absolutely amazing! As I am trying to cut down my meat consumptions this year this salad recipe will sure come handy. Thanks!

Terra 21/1/13 01:31

How beautiful! I love that you added in Arugula too, the flavors in this salad sound wonderful! Hugs, Terra

Cass @foodmyfriend 21/1/13 02:13

So beautiful Angie :) Looks like it would taste amazing too! Lovely job. I have nominated you for a blog award. Come and check it out :)

Erica 21/1/13 02:51

What a beautiful salad for entertaining!Love the colors and textures,Angie!

Blackswan 21/1/13 04:59

The oranges brought out the colours of the endives, making it such a lovely salad dish! Have a good week ahead, Angie!

EA-The Spicy RD 21/1/13 22:46

So pretty and fresh! i have a big bag of satsuma tangerines my kids and I picked off my parent's tree yesterday~They will go beautifully with this salad!

Asmita 22/1/13 13:55

Gorgeous salad! So refreshing!

Amelia 23/1/13 15:21

Hi Angie, wow..... gorgeous pictures and beautiful presentation. Love this salad, very appetizing. :) Best regards.

Geri Saucier 24/1/13 18:50

The salad looks delicious. I love mandarin oranges. The Macadamia oil sounds wonderful. On my "To Make List"

Priscilla | ShesCookin 25/1/13 00:53

So pretty! Tangerines are just coming in season here, too - so I'm craving a fresh, crunchy, citrus salad!

Carolyn Jung 5/2/13 05:26

Now, that's one beautiful salad. So refreshing, too, with the bright burst of citrus.

Pam 8/2/13 23:53

What a refreshing and delicious looking salad!

ALB 12/2/13 15:36

oh looks so delicious! I would like some :)


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