Grilled Endive Salad

November 14, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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Recipe by: aargersi

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6 Reviews

Midge November 15, 2010
Great recipe. Something tells me the sisters have a lot of fun together.
drbabs November 15, 2010
LOVE this! Especially the being silly with your sisters part!
gingerroot November 15, 2010
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.
aargersi November 15, 2010
I saw that - my sisters will love that one too!! Other grilled bitters work for this salad as well ... radicchio, even romain hearts work!
SallyCan November 14, 2010
Looks like a nice recipe: simple, straightforward, and good. Love the photo; everyone looks so relaxed and happy :)
lapadia November 14, 2010
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.