Endive with sweet cheese

Endive with sweet cheese
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Endive with sweet cheese

Crisp endive with a nutty, sweet cheese dip makes an original and delicious entertainment solution.

And I usually sneak – or hide – any leftovers for a sandwich the next day.

I made this last week in France, but it translates well into life back home in New York.

2
Servings
557
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  mild soft goat cheese
  • 1/2  Cup  cream cheese
  • 5  Tablespoons  fig jam
  • 1/2  Cup  toasted walnuts
  • Dash of  salt
  • endive

Directions

Sweet cheese dip with fig and nuts

1. Make sure both cheeses are soft and at room temperature.

In a food processor, grind the nuts finely – pulse bit by bit, because you don’t want them to become nut butter!

2. Use a wooden spoon or a sturdy spatula to fold nuts and fig jam into the cheeses. Combine well and taste for seasoning. Add a pinch of mild salt (such as a fleur de sel).

3. Wash and separate endive leaves. Fill each leaf with a teaspoon of cheese or place a bowl of the cheese in the middle for dipping.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
40%
Sugar
22g
24%
Saturated Fat
17g
71%
Cholesterol
68mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
58g
45%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
310µg
44%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
140mg
14%
Choline, total
35mg
8%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
76µg
19%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
33mg
10%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
238mg
34%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
764mg
51%
Water
79g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Endive Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Endive Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.