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Red Belgian Endive and Fennel with Parmesan Crisps

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Light, crunchy, pleasantly bitter and full of flavours, this gluten free fennel salad is a cinch to prepare, makes an ideal side and will be a welcome addition to any dining table. Throw in some orange or apple for natural sweetness. Bursting with salty, cheesy flavour in every crunchy bite, the parmesan crisps are perfect as topping for salads, soups or just enjoyed as a snack on their own.

  • 50 g Finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 tbsp Flaxseeds
  • 1 Fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1-2 Red Belgian endive, separated into leaves (or 1 medium head radicchio, thinly sliced)
  • Dill, chopped, to serve
  • 8 Anchovy fillets in olive oil, drained, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Dried sour cherries, finely chopped
  • 60 ml Red wine vinegar
  • 80 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly milled black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/430F. Grease and line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine the freshly grated parmesan and flaxseed in a bowl, then spread over the baking tray in a single, even layer. Bake for 3-5 minutes until golden and crisp. Set aside to cool, then break into pieces.
  2. For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a glass or bowl and season.
  3. Trim the bases of the fennel bulb and cut off the top stalks and fronds. Use a sharp knife or a mandoline thinly slice the bulb. Chop the bottom off of the endive and carefully separate all the leaves.
  4. Divide the fennel and red Belgium endive among serving plates and spoon over dressing. Scatter over chopped dill (and fennel fronds) and top with parmesan crisps to serve.

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DEZMOND 19/2/24 13:11

You achieved a nice lighting in these photos, I imagine you do them next to a window to get the warm feel which is uber lovely.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 19/2/24 13:48

Sounds like a delicious healthy salad. Fennel has great flavor for a salad. The parmesan crisps are a yummy addition to the salad.

eileeninmd 19/2/24 13:57

Looks so pretty and colorful and tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week!

Tom 19/2/24 14:46 this isn't your average salad!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 19/2/24 14:50

That so pretty I have never seen the red. I wonder if we can grow it here in Florida I am very intrigued!

Brian's Home Blog 19/2/24 15:17

Such a pretty dish and I'm sure it's equally delicious!

Lola Martínez 19/2/24 15:46

Que receta más bonita, lo que más me gusta son las patatas fritas de parmesano, un placer que pienso darme.

Judee 19/2/24 16:07

I love the beautiful color of this salad and both vegetables are favorites.

speedy70 19/2/24 16:22

Ma che bontà, grazie!!!

JoAnna 19/2/24 17:37

This dish is certainly delicious, especially since many of us eat with our eyes.

Pam 19/2/24 19:15

Mmmmm. It looks delicious.

DeniseinVA 19/2/24 20:09

I have always wanted to learn how to make Parmesan Crisps. Thanks for another great recipe Angie :)

DUTA 19/2/24 21:38

Interesting mixture: anchovy fillets, sour cherries, parmesan crisps on top. However, the result looks and probably tastes delicious!

roentare 19/2/24 22:00

That looks like a good desert to have!

savorthebest 19/2/24 23:00

I love the combination of endive and parmesan with the fennel!

Cooking Julia 19/2/24 23:22

Those crisps look incredibly good!

Citu 19/2/24 23:33

Gracias por la receta. Se ve muy rico. Te mando un beso.

My name is Erika. 20/2/24 02:32

Those crisps look really delicious!

Margaret D 20/2/24 06:50

That salad does look wonderful.

Rainbow Evening 20/2/24 06:56

fresh and healthy salad.... yummy.

LoveT. 20/2/24 17:45

Wow, a delicious looking salad, what a great recipe!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station 20/2/24 19:03

You've combined an interesting combination of flavors. Looks great.

foodtravelandwine 20/2/24 19:06

What a delicious salad!....I love that dressing with anchovies!....I don't know I can make that dressing since I eat the anchovies as soon as I open the can....hahahaha.......Abrazotes, Marcela

Balvinder 20/2/24 23:57

I would love those Parmesan crisps for snack. Lovely salad.

Javier 21/2/24 07:28

Such an original combination of flavours!

Paola 21/2/24 09:26

ma che spettacolo di insalata! le crisps di parmiggiano sono troppo buone, arricchiscono qualsiasi piatto

The Velvet Runway 24/2/24 15:27

This looks both delicious and so colorful! Thank you for the recipe
Julia x

Raymund | 28/2/24 01:32

I bet it's sure to be a hit at any gathering

tigerfish 9/3/24 00:09

Love these homemade parmesan crisps, especially great in salads.


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