Gluten free and vegan are Los Angeles essentials. Making them taste and look good really helps please everyone regardless of their dietary restrictions. This is an easy and beautiful appetizer. —Judy at My Well Seasoned Life
about two dozen
dried golden figs diced
Black mission figs diced
red pepper diced
jalapeno pepper finely chopped seeds and stem removed
basil leaves finely chopped
inch piece of ginger peeled
lemon zest and juice
bulbs of endive leaves separated
In This Recipe
Place first seven ingredients in a bowl. Stir so all the lemon juice and zest have coated the ingredients
Scrape the ginger piece on a fine microplane zester over the bowl of ingredients. The result will look like a puree. Add to bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Is best to let sit at room temperature for at least an hour before placing on endive.
Cut the ends off the endive and separate the leaves.
Place a generous tablespoon or two on each endive spear. Arrange on a platter.