It is highly recommended to eat what is in season, especially for fresh produce. I read somewhere that one of winter veggies is Belgian endive, while I am sure that I always find it in the grocery store all year long. Also, I am sure right now even more in stock. So, while grocery shopping, I noticed a nice looking Belgian endive, and came to my mind about making a salad that incorporates pear on it.
While most recipes out there recommend pairing endive with nuts, but I would like a salad that is easy enough with all ingredient we have in the pantry and of course has to be dairy free. So, I use lemon for the tartness, and honey for the sweetness. As you know Belgian endive has chicory taste but it surprisingly pairs well with honey and lemon. Fresh and not too sweet but also not too salty.
Endive And Pear Salad
- 2 Belgian endive, trimmed, separate the leaves
- 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 bartlett pear, sliced
- 1 small shallot, sliced
- Juice from half lemon
- 1 small shallot
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1/2 tsp salt (I use Himalayan salt)
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 tbsp canola oil (feel free to use any oil you like)
- 1 tbsp water
- In serving bowl or plate, arrange the Belgian endive, lettuce, shallot, and pear. In a blender.
- whisk all ingredients for the salad dressing. Pour and mix the dressing over salad, garnish the salad with more parsley and serve.
By the taste, it would be perfect to pair the salad with roasted chicken or fish. But I would definitely pair this salad with summer barbeque too if there is Belgian endive available in store. I am also very sure this is one of my favorites salad and pair well with the Shrimp Skewer
Do you have your favorite Belgian endive salad recipe?
If you have a chance to try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to tag the photo #craftyforhome on Instagram, I would like to know if you like the salad as much as I do.