Belgian Endive Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

Belgian Endive Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts
Wini Moranville


  • 3 tablespoons  walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar
  •   Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound  (about 5-6) Belgian endives, trimmed, halved, and cored
  • 3/4 cups  walnut pieces, toasted
  • 3/4 cups  crumbled blue cheese

Here's a classic salad that deserves a revival. As is often the case with French salads, the leaves are not meant to be the bulk of the salad (as the lettuce in American salads often is). Rather, the endive provides a pleasantly bitter, nicely crisp backdrop to the cheese and nuts, which are the true stars.


In a large bowl, whisk together the walnut oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Separate the endive leaves, rinse under cold water, and drain well.

Thinly slice the leaves crosswise and add to the bowl of dressing, tossing to coat. Add the walnuts and blue cheese and toss gently. Arrange the salad on 4 salad plates and serve.


Calories per serving:

234 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 84g 129%
  • Carbs 25g 8%
  • Saturated 24g 120%
  • Fiber 16g 62%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 19g
  • Polyunsaturated 37g
  • Protein 29g 58%
  • Cholesterol 76mg 25%
  • Sodium 1,170mg 49%
  • Calcium 644mg 64%
  • Magnesium 103mg 26%
  • Potassium 1,327mg 38%
  • Iron 2mg 11%
  • Zinc 4mg 27%
  • Phosphorus 584mg 83%
  • Vitamin A 205µg 23%
  • Vitamin C 18mg 31%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 26%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 32%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 24%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 228µg 57%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 21%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 10µg 12%
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