Endive Salad Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Salad Recipe

This restaurant Endive Salad Recipe is a favorite restaurant salad recipe because of the combination of apples, walnuts and crumbled Bleu cheese with vinegar and oil dressing.

Everyone at the restaurant loves this salad, especially when fresh Washington State apples are abundant.

Endive is good and good for us. Endive is a versatile performer in the kitchen.

Endive is a nutritional "powerhouse." It is loaded with valuable vitamins and minerals. Eat endive as often as you can in a variety of ways. It is a contributor to your health in many ways.

Endive comes in several varieties. Escarole is one many people use because it is slightly less "bitter" tasting than some other varieties. That said, many people prefer the stronger taste of other endive varieties, especially when "matched" with bleu cheese and apples.

Endive Salad Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Salad Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 6.


  • 3 heads of Belgian endive, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup of large pieces of walnuts (or pecans or your favorite)
  • 1/2 cup of pomegranites (optional) 
  • 1 cup of crumbled quality Blue Cheese (This is one reason everyone who loves Bleu cheese loves this salad. Use good quality cheese.)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of white balsamic vinegar (Important: use white balsamic vinegar. The other will make a dark dressing.)
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • Combine endive, apple, walnuts and blue cheese in a mixing bowl (and pomegranites, if using)
  • Combine oil and vinegar in another bowl and then pour over the salad mixture
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and toss well
  • Dish to salad plates or bowls and serve immediately

Enjoy your restaurant Endive Salad and the company of those you share it with! - Donna

Did you know? Genuine Endive is part of Belgian history. These tangy, tender and delicious white vegetables were actually discovered there in 1830.

Endive's fame and versatility has spread worldwide. Many cooks and chefs use Belgium endive for a flavorful and hardy endive.