Belgian Endive Salad with Blood Oranges and Goat Cheese

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This bright and easy salad has got all the elements: bitterness and crunchiness coming from the Belgian endive, sweetness and tanginess from the blood orange, smoothness and creaminess from the goat cheese. Don't be fooled by its simplicity, it is really a burst of flavours and texture.

  • 12 Belgian endive leaves
  • 2-3 Blood oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 60 g Creamy goat cheese
  • Thyme or rosemary leaves
  • Truffel oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly milled black pepper
  1. Using sharp knife, cut away all peel and white pith from blood oranges. Cut between membranes of oranges to release the segments into a bowl.
  2. Place endive leaves in two serving plates. Fill each leaf of endive with a teaspoon of creamy goat cheese. Top the goat cheese with 2 blood orange segments.
  3. Sprinkle with freshly chopped thyme or rosemary leaves. Drizzle with a little truffle oil and season with salt and pepper. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Unknown 16/3/13 07:55

Fresh, simple and stunning as always.

Aksesoris Mobil 16/3/13 09:36

Nice recipes angie. wait for your new recipes.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 16/3/13 10:33

Fresh and scrumptious!



Belinda 16/3/13 11:07

Tthis makes me think spring is coming!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 16/3/13 11:21

Such an inviting appetizer Angie. Just the thing I'm looking for for a pretty appetizer for dinner party. I've pinned it so I don't lose it.

Unknown 16/3/13 11:24

Lovely salad!! Wonderful presentation and the blood oranges are so vibrant!

Ely 16/3/13 12:55

Really delicious, really beautiful.. congratulations, my sweet chef :D Have a great week end <3

Unknown 16/3/13 13:02

belgien endivies with oranges.. the metch very well together they look delicious

Ana Regalado 16/3/13 13:42

Angie , the photos are WONDERFUL ! As if I'm looking at the pages of some food magazines :D

Joanne 16/3/13 14:02

I haven't yet discovered a salad that makes me really love endives but all the components of this sound like they would be a winner!

From the Kitchen 16/3/13 14:12

Art on the table!! The salad looks delicious. Bravo!


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 16/3/13 14:41

What a wonderful and colorful way of saying goodbye to winter! Gorgeous Angie!

Kitcheninspirations 16/3/13 16:07

I love that the endive is a natural spoon for these beautiful bites Angie. That blood orange sparkles like rubies. I'm certain the bite of the goats cheese goes wonderfully with the tart and sweet blood orange.

CJ - Food Stories 16/3/13 16:13

Just gorgeous ~ Looks too good to eat :-)

Geni 16/3/13 16:29

What a beautiful salad it would be on my Easter table. Such a fresh combination of flavors.

motherrimmy 16/3/13 17:14

Truffle oil and goat cheese - you can't miss with those two ingredients!

Alida 16/3/13 18:26

Mmmm... I love the look of those blood oranges Angie! What an healthy and fresh appetizer here. Very nice. Have a great weekend.

Ivy 16/3/13 19:10

Oh, it looks so appetizing and your pictures are so lovely I want to grab one right now :)

Nisa Homey 16/3/13 19:15

Gorgeous salad ....with summer at it peak here....I would love to have this with chilled wine, your pictures are awesome.

great-secret-of-life 16/3/13 23:00

love all the photos.. So yummy

Tessa 17/3/13 00:09

Looks wonderful Angie! I love the combination of the citrus and the goat cheese! What a perfect spring recipe!

Julia | 17/3/13 07:37

I love that you can eat this salad as little individual bites! Blood oranges over goat cheese look so pretty and dramatic at the same time1

Mich Piece of Cake 17/3/13 09:40

Hi Angie, the colour of the blood oranges are simply amazing, it looks great on this salad.

Sprigs of Rosemary 17/3/13 12:04

You have some of the most imaginative recipes, Angie. This looks a perfect appetizer.

What's Baking?? 17/3/13 12:12

I like the colors. It makes the salad look so interesting and appetizing. :)

Medeja- CranberryJam 17/3/13 12:32

I can imagine that blood orange really adds a lovely flavor to this salad!

Blackswan 17/3/13 14:13

These blood oranges look spectacular serving on the endives, making them such a wonderful starter.

Alice 17/3/13 14:20

great recipe with stunning pictures, as always!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 17/3/13 15:19

A simple salad...I'd say simply delicious!

Mary Bergfeld 17/3/13 15:52

What a lovely combination for a salad. It looks really refreshing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Susan 17/3/13 16:17

I just love blood oranges, but they're hard to find, except at Whole Foods. The salad is so beautiful and what an elegant starter course. Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear friend, XOXO

Beth 17/3/13 20:12

Stunning photos! Now I'm dying to buy some blood oranges to try out the recipe.

Nancy 17/3/13 21:23

What a beautiful color in the oranges. You've got sweet, tart, salty and crunchy -- what a great combination!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 17/3/13 23:28

What a gorgeous salad! I've never had endive before, but I've been wanting to try it. This looks like the perfect thing to make with it. :)

OohLookBel 17/3/13 23:42

Very pretty salad, Angie. And perfect for a hit of bitter!

Kit @ i-lostinausten 18/3/13 00:26

Lovely pictures & what a great way of eating endives! Must give this a try soon! ;)

The Yum List 18/3/13 00:43

Gorgeous presentation. I would really love to be lunching at your table. :-)

La Cuisine d'Helene 18/3/13 01:14

Such a beautiful recipe for Spring!

Amy (Savory Moments) 18/3/13 02:16

What a beautiful, light, and refreshing salad! Love the colors.

Cass @foodmyfriend 18/3/13 02:34

This looks like the flavours would absolutely pop! Blood oranges are my favourite oranges. They are so beautiful and their flavour is so floral and pretty.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 18/3/13 02:41

Such a simple, gorgeous appetizer...although I could easily make it my dinner!!! YUM!

Stephanie @ henry happened 18/3/13 03:52

This looks beautiful & delicious! Well done!

kitchen flavours 18/3/13 06:18

I have never seen blood oranges sold here before, which I have been eyeing for a long time! Your salad looks so gorgeous and beautiful! Love the striking colour combination!

scrambled megs 18/3/13 06:52

everything you post looks like it should be in some incredibly expensive cookbook. divine post! love the pics x

Rumana Rawat 18/3/13 12:54

Simply fresh and stunning pictures..

Cooking Quidnunc 18/3/13 15:18

Lovely photos! Those blood oranges look perfect my goodness, great recipe.

CQUEK 18/3/13 15:49

Masterpiece! My compliments to the chef!

Koko 18/3/13 16:58

It's blood orange season, that's for sure! I have to buy some! There is something so beautiful yet kinda creepy about them! They make this dish come alive....beautiful colours and flavours!

Kathy 18/3/13 17:11

This looks fabulous! Such a vibrant presentation! And it sounds delectable!

teresa 18/3/13 19:04

oh my gosh, these are just gorgeous, what a fun appetizer!

Tricia Buice 18/3/13 19:12

You are so creative and smart Angie - I love goat cheese and blood oranges but would have never thought to put them together. This is nothing less than perfect!

Evelyne CulturEatz 18/3/13 20:02

I am a big fan of blood oranges so gorging on them now. This is a very elegant way fo serving them up, nice touch with the cheese.

Norma Chang 18/3/13 21:34

Like this a lot. Just finished my last blood orange, must get some more when I go to the food store.

chow and chatter 18/3/13 21:55

love this so perfect and beautiful

Abbe@This is How I Cook 18/3/13 21:55

My goodness, you are popular! This is a perfect spring starter! Have never heard of using truffle oil with this but I love truffle oil. Now all I have to do is locate blood oranges but those are getting easier to find!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/3/13 22:18

I love endive salads and this looks like a delicious one! We've been getting wonderful, sweet Cara Cara oranges here lately that would be great like this.

Debra Eliotseats 19/3/13 00:03

These look so delicious. I am imagining them with tried tomatoes too (just because I think those blood oranges remind me of them)!

Reeni 19/3/13 02:41

This is so pretty Angie! The perfect way to welcome spring!

Elisabeth 19/3/13 02:47

Such a pretty, colorful, refreshing, and tasty treat as an appetizer, and even a perfect snack. Love the paring of the blood oranges with the goat cheese!

marla 19/3/13 03:23

Lovely and creative salad Angie!

Jeannie Tay 19/3/13 03:40

Wow! I can imagine how fresh and tangy this is, lovely photos!

Anonymous 19/3/13 05:06

What a beautiful and totally yummy salad!! This is gorgeous too :)

The Squishy Monster 19/3/13 05:13

I've been a long time fan of blood orange or any citrus for that matter paired with goat the endive "boat!"

RavieNomNoms 19/3/13 14:31

What a lovely combination of bitter and sweet!

Pam 19/3/13 16:17

They look beautiful and so delicious. Great combination of flavors.

Jersey Girl Cooks 19/3/13 19:26

Pretty appetizer! I am loving blood oranges at this time of year.

Juliana 19/3/13 20:45

Angie, what a beautiful presentation...and yes, your are ready for Spring!
I love the combination of the endive with the citrus and of course the cheese...YUM!
Have a great week :)

Jennifer Kendall 19/3/13 23:48

i'm in love with this! such wonderful flavors going on here!

Ilke 20/3/13 02:18

Looks beautiful, I love the contrast in the colors. Bet it helps greatly to soften endives sharpness. I never buy endives because of the taste but in this combination, I see how it can go down easy.

Unknown 20/3/13 02:35

Love blood oranges- so fresh and colorful Angie!!

Jeanette 20/3/13 03:21

I love how vibrant this salad is - I haven't been able to find any blood oranges this year, but they are beautiful!

Gourmet Getaways 20/3/13 03:27

I love blood orange and I love goats cheese, sounds amazing, please tell me blood oranges are in season again... I have the perfect cocktail recipe to try out ;)

Terra 20/3/13 05:06

Oh this looks so beautiful! I have been looking for blood oranges at my local grocery store, and still haven't located any.....makes me sad! I want even just one, they are so yummy! Your recipe sounds wonderful, Hugs, Terra

grace 20/3/13 10:10

first of all, i love your decorous rock. :)
the blood orange really jumps out at ya, doesn't it! what a lovely display!

Asmita 20/3/13 13:45

Fresh , delicious and the presentation is stunning! I love how you take something simple like that and make it look so beautiful!

Kiran @ 21/3/13 04:36

Lovely styling and colors!! I love pairing goat cheese with citruses :)

mjskit 21/3/13 05:01

What a delicious bite of food! And it's pretty too. :) Those blood oranges are amazing and I bet they are great with the goat cheese.

Judy@Savoring Today 21/3/13 18:40

I am going to drizzle honey and balsamic over this and call it lunch! YUM! Thanks so much for stopping by Savoring Today and saying hello ~ I appreciate that and loved finding your blog too. :)

lena 22/3/13 12:48

such simplicity but you made it look so highly presentable!

Lilly Sue 22/3/13 17:39

Oh wow this looks beautiful and yummy!!

Anonymous 22/3/13 21:07

nice presentation n plating,
the blood orang is a vert good source of antioxidant..

Unknown 23/3/13 15:37

The perfect little one bite!!!

Devaki 24/3/13 16:47

Just gorgeous Angie! You know how much I love blood oranges - so this one makes me howl - and the addition of goat cheese with the bitter endive leaves is marvelous!

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 24/3/13 22:30

Purely simple, fresh, and beautiful combined in one creative dish! Lovely photography too, Angie!

Amelia 27/3/13 15:07

Hi Angie, very beautiful salad. Your presentation always look very classy like from 5 stars hotel. 2 thumbs up for you.

Best regards.

Marina of 28/3/13 01:10

I've never had endive and have always wondered what it tastes like...
Your pictures are just amazing!

Miss Meat and Potatoes 19/4/13 17:19

Fantastic! And I'm not fooled by the simplicity at all - in fact that's just what I love about it. Have a wonderful weekend!!


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