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Simple Sundays | Apple Beet Salad with Endive and Baby Greens

When lunchtime rolls around, I reach into my refrigerator and pull out a variety of vegetables and fruit, anything to satisfy my craving for crunch and freshness. Lately I just haven’t had the appetite for anything heavy (that craving usually creeps by mid-day). I just…

Apple Beet Salad with Endive and Baby Greens | www.kitchenconfidante.com
Simple Sundays | Apple Beet Salad with Endive and Baby Greens

Apple Beet Salad with Endive and Baby Greens | www.kitchenconfidante.com

When lunchtime rolls around, I reach into my refrigerator and pull out a variety of vegetables and fruit, anything to satisfy my craving for crunch and freshness. Lately I just haven’t had the appetite for anything heavy (that craving usually creeps by mid-day). I just find that for lunch, I usually want something light and crunchy, with a heap of tangy. Veggie wraps are my go-to, or if I’m feeling a little lazy, I just dump all my favorites into a big salad.

Having a gorgeous bouquet of endive to pick from makes my salads especially tempting.

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My friends from California Endive Farms surprised me again with this Valentine’s bouquet, rivaling all the flowers I encountered at every market that week. Needless to say, I have been enjoying endive for weeks, and while it is such a versatile ingredient, I find that I always enjoy them best in a fresh salad.

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This Apple Beet Salad with Endive and Baby Greens drizzled with a Raspberry Salad Dressing has been my lunch of choice this week, and I just love how the sweet apples soften the delicious bite of the endive, rounded out by earthy roasted beets, salty feta and tender baby greens. There’s a harmony there, and while I favor it for lunch, it would definitely be worthy of a salad for entertaining.

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How do you like to enjoy endive? I’d love to hear your ideas!

More endive inspiration from the archives & around the web:

Beet & Burrata Endive Salad
Endive & Strawberry Salad with Gorgonzola, Walnuts & Strawberry Dressing
Parmesan Pecan Dip (One of my absolute favorite recipes from Lisa at Authentic Suburban Gourmet – a true winner)
Grilled Endives with Lentils, Naturally Ella
Linguine, Shrimp & Endive with Bread Crumbs, Taste | Williams-Sonoma
Endive Gratin, Vegetarian Times

Disclosure: The endive used in this salad was received from California Endive Farms. I was not compensated by California Endive for this post; I am sharing it because I truly enjoy endive. As always, all opinions are my own.

Apple Beet Salad with Endive and Baby Greens

Serves 4 | Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 5 minutes

Ingredients

2-3 endives, leaves separated
2-3 cups baby greens (I used a combination of spinach, chard and kale)
6 roasted beets, peeled and quartered
1 large apple (Gala works nicely), thinly sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
Raspberry Salad Dressing (see here for recipe)

Instructions

In a large bowl, toss the endives and baby greens, and dress with Raspberry Salad Dressing to coat and combine. Place a portion on a plate, then top with beets, apple slices, feta and sunflower seeds. Serve with additional dressing on the side.

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  1. Kim - Liv Life

    I’ve recently discovered endive and am really enjoying the contrasting colors and textures it provide. This salad, with my beloved beets, is one that needs to be in my kitchen soon. Beautiful!

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  2. Monet

    I don’t do enough with endive. This salad is a joy to look at (and I’m sure a delight to eat too!) Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Eileen

    This salad sounds wonderful–and just look at those beautiful endives! Such a great way to get in the mood for spring (not that any of us have a problem with that, ha).

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  4. Simone

    I always get a little confused when it comes to the name. We have ‘andijvie’ here which I thought was called endive. (But is green) and then there is witlof or chicory which I would call this… Lol… Sometimes translating is hard! But it looks gorgeous and I’d have one right away…

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