Belgian Endive Salad with Pecans and Honey Dijon Dressing

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The blend of Belgian endive (aka chicory or witloof), fresh herbs, red chilli pepper and roasted pecans makes a colourful and refreshing salad. I would have added some pomegranate seeds for the colour and sweetness if I had some.
Belgian endive tastes juicy, tender, crisp with subtle bitterness which is beautifully offset by sweetness from honey in dressing. If you like, use walnut oil in the dressing and crumble some blue cheese over the salad.

  • 3 Belgian endives
  • 25 g Whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 25 g Clear honey
  • 25 g White Balsamic vinegar
  • 50 ml Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and white pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs (savory, arugula, parsley, or chives)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh red chillip pepper, finely chopped
  • Pecans, toasted, optional
  1. Cut the bottoms off of endives and discard any withered outer leaves. Separate the leaves and wash in cold water. Spin or pat the leaves dry.
  2. Whisk the Dijon mustard, honey and white Balsamic vinegar in a mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mixture as you whisk to emulsify. Season with sea salt and white pepper to taste.
  3. Drizzle half of the dressing with endive leaves. Toss gently and pile them on a large platter or divide them into two dinner plates. Sprinkle the chopped herbs, chilli pepper and pecans, if using, over. Serve immediately.

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Yvonne@fiction-books 17/3/21 07:20

A great blend of flavours when you add the dressing, although I would definitely add the blue cheese option for that added extra zing!
Looks amazing! :)

Martyna 17/3/21 09:22

This looks very delicious!;)

DEZMOND 17/3/21 09:31

Endivia is such a cute and adorable type of lettuce indeed.

Pedro 17/3/21 09:37

Endive is vert healthy. I like a lot.
The salad with endives seasoned with the vinaigrette you've prepared is really great!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 17/3/21 12:34

We love healthy meals and this looks fantastic! I need to make it !

Tom 17/3/21 12:51

...this looks wonderful and it's staged beautifully!

Ron 17/3/21 14:10

Ah, Belgian endive the misunderstood gem in the garden. I love the stuff in a great salad or just grilled and drizzled with Crema di Balsamico.
You have given me a great inspiration for a great salad. Thanks!

Kitchen Riffs 17/3/21 14:22

Love Belgian endive, and it makes a terrific salad. Lovely combo of flavors and textures -- such a nice spring salad. Thanks!

Amy (Savory Moments) 17/3/21 15:25

What a delightful and lovely salad this is, Angie!

Balvinder 17/3/21 16:19

This looks delicious! The dressing is literally making my mouth water.Pinned.

Jeff the Chef 17/3/21 16:23

You don't really say how to eat this, but I'm hoping it's "with your fingers!" It looks perfect for that.

Pam 17/3/21 17:47

I love salads like this. Great flavor & texture combination.

bread&salt 17/3/21 21:21

Dear friend! What a delicious and healthy salad. Presentation is perfect, as usual. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.

Chef Mimi 17/3/21 23:00

This is so pretty! Perfect for a party! I love your vinaigrette. So many people don’t make their own, and I find that sad. They’re just as important as the salad themselves!

Nancy Chan 18/3/21 04:57

Looks yummy and healthy!

Claudia 18/3/21 06:21

Brava, ottimo modo di servire l'indivia.
Buona giornata

speedy70 18/3/21 08:40

Deliziosa questa insalata!!!

Anncoo Journal 18/3/21 10:36

I've never tried endive before but this looks healthy and delicious!

all types recepies and desert 18/3/21 11:25

Amazing and delicious recipe thanks for sharing

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 18/3/21 12:34

Sounds yummy with lots of great flavors and textures! I can never find endive when I need it, but I with grab some next time I spy it in the produce department.

Nammi 18/3/21 13:14

I should try some endive. This looks very appetising. have a good weekend

Tanza Erlambang 18/3/21 13:36

healthy salad with honey honey.

Have a wonderful day

foodtravelandwine 18/3/21 15:17

I love this idea...the blend of flavors and aromas make this dish irresistible!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Cuca 18/3/21 17:09

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Tisa Jacob 18/3/21 17:36

So elegantly presented,Angie. You have me crave for Belgian endive and white balsamic at this moment :-)

fimere 18/3/21 20:02

très gourmand et joliment présenté
bonne soirée

tigerfish 18/3/21 21:59

The slight bitterness in endive well complemented with honey sweetness in the dressing , plus the added dimensions from the Dijon mustard, herbs, pecans. So good!

yonosoymillenium 18/3/21 23:51

nunca he comido endivias, tengo que probar esta receta

Gloria Baker 19/3/21 23:03


Beata M. 20/3/21 10:44

Looks very delicious 😘💚

judee 21/3/21 13:46

Amazing ingredients and a beautiful presentation. I want to make this salad for Passover. It will be great.. thanks.

Easyfoodsmith 22/3/21 06:32

A lovely refreshing salad and the dressing sounds wonderful since I enjoy that hit from mustard.

Noob Cook 23/3/21 17:23

These endives make a really healthy and flavourful low-carb snack!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 24/3/21 16:02

This looks beautiful and delicious, Angie! I love endive salads and usually only eat them in a restaurant when they are offered as it's so difficult to find good endive here.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 24/3/21 17:31

Endive is so much fun to prepare salads and appetizers with. Mother Nature's delicious little mini-bowls! The vinaigrette ingredients, especially the dijon and balsamic are perfect for this and any salad.


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