Grilled Endive Salad

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Author Notes: I make this when my sisters visit. We all love it and it's always a holiday when we get together no matter what time of year. Mom likes it too :-) I always make this on the grill - ours is gas and easy to fire up whenever, but I imagine it would work in a grill pan as well.aargersi

Serves 4

  • 1 bottle of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 (are they called heads?) of endive. I like to use both white and red if I can get them
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts
  • salt and pepper
  1. Reduce the balsamic - just pour it in a pan and simmer until it's about half the original volume. It will thicken into a fabulous balsamic syrupy goo as it cools. I keep this on hand at all times.
  2. Heat the grill to medium high. Trim the endives and cut them in half. Drizzle with the olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. Grill them until they just start to char - turning to get all sides. They should still be a bit crisp in the middle.
  3. Remove them to a cutting board and slice. Toss them in a bowl with a couple of tablespoons of the balsamic, then toss in the cheese and nuts. Grind a bit more pepper over and serve warm. Enjoy with your sisters. Be silly.

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almost 5 years ago Midge

Great recipe. Something tells me the sisters have a lot of fun together.


almost 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

LOVE this! Especially the being silly with your sisters part!


almost 5 years ago gingerroot

YUM! This sounds really good, and easy to put together. We are both thinking chicory thoughts for this one...just posted a recipe for cranberry-persimmon filled endive with a goat cheese dressing. I'm saving this and look forward to trying it.


almost 5 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I saw that - my sisters will love that one too!! Other grilled bitters work for this salad as well ... radicchio, even romain hearts work!


almost 5 years ago SallyCan

Looks like a nice recipe: simple, straightforward, and good. Love the photo; everyone looks so relaxed and happy :)


almost 5 years ago lapadia

Yes...I make this and I love this recipe! They are fun and very tasty, look great sitting on the table with my Zucchini Ribbons - another fun recipe.