Grilled Endive with Balsamic Rosemary Marinade

Grilled endive is an undiscovered delight. The vegetable holds up well on a grill and reveals a more mellow, caramelized flavor.
Grilled Endive with Balsamic Rosemary Marinade

California Endive

Endive is freshly produced year round and naturally adapts to such seasonal fare. It acts as a great ingredient in summer salads, providing a crisp and refreshing bite.

But salads are just one way to enjoy endive in the summer! Grilled endive is an undiscovered delight. The vegetable holds up well on a grill and reveals a more mellow, caramelized flavor after experiencing some heat from the coals below. 

So when you're preparing for your next barbecue, remember endives' delicious versatility and make it an addition to your summer barbecue experience! 

Recipe couresty of Mary Collins and the California Endive farm. 

6
Servings
172
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 heads endive (white), halved lengthwise through the root end
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons dried lavender flowers (optional)
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 Teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a large non-metallic bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Add the endive and toss. Set aside at room temperature to marinate, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Prepare a grill to medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill the endive cut side down until lightly charred, 3 to 5 minutes depending on your grill. Turn, brush with any remaining marinade, and cook until crisp-tender and lightly charred, 3 to 5 minutes depending on your grill. Serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
49mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
6mg
1%
Sodium, Na
3mg
0%
Water
7g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.