Handy Endive and Orange Salads

13 Jan

It’s absolutely pronounced “on-deev.” It’s also absolutely one of the fastest ways to add something refreshing and light to a table full of party-friendly finger foods. See that dirty plate? It’s messy because a lot of these suckers had been gobbled up before they got their photo opp.

Endive Salad

Handy Endive and Orange Salads

It only takes a few minutes to make a plateful of these appetizers. They’re creamy, crunchy, and fresh all at once. No exact measurements here – it would be a waste of time to scale out the ingredients in these handheld salads. Just eyeball it, taste the first one you make, and adjust from there.

Handy Endive and Orange Salads

Toast some walnuts and let them cool down. If you’re using walnut halves, give them a rough chop so that they’re less enormous.  Cut the rind and pith off of a few oranges.  Supreme the oranges, if you’re feeling fancy,  and cut each segment into bite-sized pieces. Wash up a couple bulbs of endive and carefully tear off the outer leaves. If you’re rough with it, the leaves might crack in the center instead of separating at the root, so wear your kid gloves, okay? Arrange the leaves on a platter. Fill each leaf with a few bits of juicy orange, a sprinkling of crunchy nuts, a few small plops of goat cheese, a sprinkling of fresh minced chives, and a bit of kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper. Lightly drizzle with extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil to finish them off.

 

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7 Responses to “Handy Endive and Orange Salads”

  1. Ambreen January 14, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Wow! that looks fantastic! Lovely flavors!Thanks for visiting me and for your nice words 🙂

    • Beth Somers January 14, 2012 at 8:36 am #

      Thanks Ambreen! They really are delicious and super easy, and they break up a table of rich party foods really nicely. Hope you’ll visit again soon!

  2. Amy (Savory Moments) January 14, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    These are so fun and healthy! Perfect for a dinner party or snacking.

    • Beth Somers January 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

      Super healthy and super tasty at the same time!

  3. Joanne January 17, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    What a fun finger food! I citrus paired with “on-deevs” 😛

  4. Reeni January 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I could make a plate of these and just snack on them all day. All by myself! Delicious!

    • Beth Somers January 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

      No shame in that! You’d have a great start on your daily allotment of fruits and veg!

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