Grilled Endive Salad

by Lana Stuart on February 24, 2012 · 11 comments

Grilled Endive Salad

Surprises are the best, aren’t they? Especially when they’re totally and completely unexpected and something nice that you never even thought of. I came home a couple of weeks ago to find a package at my door. A totally unexpected package. And what do you think was inside? Endive! Yes, gorgeous fresh endive. Some of them were even wrapped in paper and tied with a ribbon. An endive bouquet. My endive bouquet was all courtesy of the California Endive Growers Association, thanks to the very nice Casey Benedict who is their social media coordinator. I’ve worked with Casey on several projects in the past and she thought I’d enjoy this very thoughtful gift of fresh endive. She was right!

I knew right away what I wanted to make with my endive gift – a grilled salad. I started by cutting the endive lengthwise and brushing with olive oil. I also trimmed some green onions and coated them with a bit of olive oil, too.  Then I heated up a grill pan on the stove. You could also do this on your outdoor grill in nicer weather. Grill the endive for a few minutes on each side and then grill the green onions.

Grilled Endive Salad

In the meantime, I sectioned a sweet, juicy navel orange being sure to catch all the juices in a small bowl. I already had some toasted walnuts on hand, but if you need to toast a few it only takes a few minutes. You can do them either in a dry pan on the stovetop or in the oven at about 350 for a few minutes.

To make the dressing, add a little Dijon mustard, olive oil and honey to the reserved orange juice. Whisk it together well and add just a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

Cut the endive crosswise into one-inch sections. Cut the grilled green onions on a slant in similar sized pieces. Combine the endive, green onion, orange sections, and walnuts in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over and toss to coat well. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Grilled Endive Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Grilled Endive Salad

Grilled endive and green onions with navel orange sections and toasted walnuts tossed with vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 3 endive
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 tblsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 navel orange, sectioned, juice reserved
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnut pieces
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tblsp. orange blossom honey

Instructions

  1. Split endive lengthwise.
  2. Trim roots and most of the ends from green onions.
  3. Brush cut sides of endives and green onions with olive oil. Lightly salt and pepper both and set aside.
  4. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add endives, cut side down, to hot grill pan.
  6. Cook 3-4 minutes or until endive is slightly softened and grill marks appear.
  7. Turn and grill on opposite side for 2-3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  8. Grill onions for 3-4 minutes or until lightly cooked.
  9. Cut the endive crosswise into approximately 1” slices. Cut the onions on the bias into similarly sized pieces.
  10. Add the endive and onions to a large bowl.
  11. Section the orange over a small bowl catching all the juices as you work. Add the orange sections and toasted walnuts to the endive and onions.
  12. In the small bowl with the orange juice, add the mustard, olive oil, and honey. Whisk together until smooth and emulsified. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Pour the dressing over the endive, onions, orange sections, and walnuts.
  14. Toss to coat well.

Notes

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Other great endive recipes you might enjoy from around the internet:

  • The entire recipe collection from the Endive Growers web site – everything from appetizers to main dishes to desserts!

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1 Rivki Locker February 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

This is timely! I bought a few really fresh looking endives this week (they weren’t tied with ribbon, but they do look nice!) and wasn’t sure what to do with them. This looks like just the thing. I think I’ll try them this evening. Thank you!

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2 Lana February 24, 2012 at 11:50 am

Hope you enjoy it, Rivki. Here’s another idea for endive that I’m going to try next – it’s from Kay at Kayotic Kitchen: http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/ham-cheese-chicory-rolls

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3 K&B N. February 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

i never thought of grilling endives! what a great idea

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4 Baker Street February 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Grilling endives is a great tip! Thanks for sharing.

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5 Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! February 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

As always, just gorgeous.

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6 Erum @ Best-Salads February 26, 2012 at 12:46 am

I am loving this recipe! I’ve been thinking about making a grilled endive salad all winter but have been lacking inspiration. This might just be my inspiration!

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7 Robyn | Add a Pinch February 28, 2012 at 8:45 am

Absolutely gorgeous, Lana!

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8 Alison @ ingredients, Inc. February 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm

looks fabulous!! and light :)

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9 Trader Joes Recipes May 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Your endive salad sounds wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

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10 Amanda January 24, 2014 at 8:57 am

This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. I’m sharing this on my blog with a link back :) Thanks again for sharing!!

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