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Endive, Apple & Walnut Salad with Roquefort

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Serves 6

Wait to cut the endive until just before serving—like an apple, it browns quickly once cut.

  • 1-1/2 Tbs. sherry vinegar
  • Scant 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil
  • 1 small handful watercress (1-1/2 oz.) or flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 medium eating apple, such as Braeburn, Red Delicious, or Fuji
  • 4 heads Belgian endive, wiped, brown leaves removed
  • 3 oz. (3/4 cup) walnuts, lightly toasted and crumbled
  • 1/4 lb. Roquefort cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and salt; slowly whisk in the walnut oil. Put the watercress in a salad bowl. Quarter and core the apple, slice it 1/8 inch thick, and then cut the slices crosswise. Add the apple to the salad bowl. Slice the endive heads on a sharp diagonal into 1/4-inch-wide strips, turning the heads as you slice and whittling down to the core. Add the endive to the salad, along with the walnuts. Toss the salad with the vinaigrette and arrange on plates. Crumble the Roquefort onto each serving, finish with a few grinds of black pepper, and serve.

Endive, Apple & Walnut Salad with Roquefort Recipe
Slicing the head on a sharp diagonal, turning as you go, gives you interesting endive shapes to toss into a salad. Stop cutting when you get to the tiniest center leaves and the core.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 260; Fat (g): fat g 24; Fat Calories (kcal): 210; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 5; Protein (g): protein g 7; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 6; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 8; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 12; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 500; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 15; Fiber (g): fiber g 3;

Photo: Amy Albert and Scott Phillips

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