Belgian Endive Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

Staff Writer
Belgian Endive Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts
Belgian Endive Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts
Wini Moranville

Belgian Endive Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

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.

4
Servings
235
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
32%
Sugar
0.4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Protein
7g
15%
Carbs
6g
2%
Vitamin A
51µg
6%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.1%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
0.8%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
163mg
16%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
57µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
57µg
14%
Iron
0.6mg
3.1%
Magnesium
26mg
7%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.5%
Phosphorus
147mg
21%
Polyunsaturated
9g
N/A
Potassium
337mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8%
Sodium
368mg
15%
Zinc
1mg
7%