5 Minute Belgian Endive Salad with Apples and Walnuts
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Looking for an interesting winter lettuce to spruce up your evening dinner? Try a classic Belgian endive salad which is traditionally a combination of endive, apples, cheese, and walnuts. It is one of 200+ dietitian-approved recipes that will be available with the MyNetDiary Premium membership later this fall!
Belgian endive salad is a traditional mixture of endive, apples, cheese, and walnuts. Both curly endive, also known as frisee, and Belgian endive have a slightly bitter taste which adds a unique twist to a salad. Many pre-made salad mixtures contain endive because of its distinctive shape and flavor. The leaves of Belgian endive are shaped like a canoe which provide a great base for an appetizer when topped with feta cheese, cranberries and walnuts. What a perfect color combination of red, green and white for upcoming holiday parties!
In the 1960's endive used to be the premier salad green in winter. Now, I know why endive was my German father-in-law's favorite winter green. Not only did he like the flavor, but all other lettuces were out of season. Endive is a good source of vitamin K, essential to promote clotting of your blood, and vitamin A and vitamin C, which are valuable to strengthen your immune system and may help prevent winter colds.
Be creative and make it your own!
Enjoy the recipe below; however, note that there are variations you can try in terms of different types of cheese and varieties of endive for other unique flavors.
Cheese: Strong-flavored cheese, such as Gruyere or Roquefort
Lettuce: Radicchio, Escarole and Curly Endive (also known as frisee)
Yield: 4 servings
Nutrition facts per serving
Calories: 251, 18g fat, 16g carbohydrate, 10g protein, 9.3g dietary fiber, 244 mg sodium
This Belgian Endive Salad is one of 200+ dietitian-approved recipes that will be available with the Premium membership later this fall!Foods & Recipes->Fruit & Vegetables Foods & Recipes->Salads