Green apple and Belgian endive salad

Green apple and endive salad recipe

The other day, I was served a similar salad at a restaurant. It was made with white cabbage and green apple. It’s been a wonderful discovery, I loved it. The recipe was so refreshing and flavorful! I loved the fact that it was so crunchy and juicy… Long story short, I decided to make more green apple salads from now on ;-)

Chicory (the Belgian endive kind) is great in salads. Whether it’s served natural or with walnuts and blue cheese, I’m a big fan of endive salads. It sounded perfect to help me recreate the freshness I enjoyed so much in the cabbage salad. This is how these two ended-up together!

This green apple and Belgian endive salad is seasoned with basil and an old fashioned mustard and raspberry vinaigrette. Wonderful fruit flavors, slight mustard taste and tons of juice each time it crunches under your teeth… Enjoy this green apple and Belgian endive salad recipe!

Green apple and endive salad recipe

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

3 Belgian endives
1 green apple
2 tablespoons of chopped basil
3 tablespoons of olive oil (click here to buy online)
1 tablespoon of raspberry vinegar (click here to buy online)
1 teaspoon of old fashioned mustard (click here to buy online)
Salt and pepper


1/  Rinse and dry endives. Take off the first leaves if they don’t look good. Cut off the hard part and carve a 1/2 inch cone into the end of the stem. Slice endives.

2/ Peel and cut apple into thin strips. (This technique is called Julienne or matchstick cut, it adds texture to the salad.)

3/ Combine endives, green apple and chopped basil in a salad bowl.

4/ Prepare vinaigrette in a smaller bowl: pour salt and raspberry vinegar first, then add olive oil and mustard. Season with pepper. (If you pour olive oil first, elements won’t mix well with each other. Here is the secret to a great vinaigrette… Easy, huh ;-) )

5/ Add a pinch of salt on the salad, pour vinaigrette and toss.

6/ Serve your green apple and Belgian endive salad right away in small individual bowls or ramekins.

20 thoughts on “Green apple and Belgian endive salad

  1. 02/13/2010 at 10:32 PM

    What a gorgeous looking and sounding salad! Bright and fresh to chase away the Feb blues…

  2. 02/14/2010 at 1:58 AM

    I also love the combination. Belgian endive is about the price of gold these days – so use cabbages – but surely ould love the endive. Look scrumptious.

  3. 02/14/2010 at 4:01 PM

    Looks so healthy and so fresh.Combination of Belgian endive with green apple is a great combo.A must try!

  4. 02/14/2010 at 6:11 PM

    Looks great and refreshing, love the crunch! Very pretty picture and I love the I idea of throwing something together so quickly. ~LeslieMichele

  5. 02/14/2010 at 10:50 PM

    I could never think ofcombining cabbage and apple. It sounds absolutely so healthy and refreshing.

  6. 02/15/2010 at 5:54 AM

    I”m not used to treating apples like this, and I have no good reason why. This dish just sounds so delicious and refreshing. Thanks as always for the wonderful ideas.

  7. 02/15/2010 at 12:36 PM

    A lovely side dish. I love Belgian endives raw with a dressing or baked or fried with brown sugar on top!

    Your salad inspires me! MMMMMM,…lovely food!

    I just gave you an AWARD!!! Come over @ my latest post & pick it up!! You can read why over there,…

  8. 02/15/2010 at 2:20 PM

    Congratulations of making Top 9! This is a beautiful salad and well deserving. I love the flavour combination :-)

  9. Biz
    02/15/2010 at 5:30 PM

    That looks so delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever had a salad like that before!

  10. 02/15/2010 at 7:40 PM

    I cook a similar salad with cabbage, apples, raisins, cheese, and walnuts : delicious… I’d definitively cook more endives if not for the price. I don’t understand why but they are SOOOOO expensive in the US…

  11. 02/16/2010 at 3:08 AM

    The combination of apple and endive sounds amazing! A terrific salad!

  12. 02/16/2010 at 7:45 PM

    Endives are great, they look amazing and they are yummy, Your salad looks great.

  13. 02/20/2010 at 2:09 AM

    so bright, fresh and crisp! love it.

  14. 02/20/2010 at 4:38 AM

    Looks tasty and refreshing. Why is it that the Belgians have all the good stuff? Beer, chocolate, waffles…

  15. 02/21/2010 at 4:32 AM

    what a delightful salad and love the picture

  16. 02/27/2010 at 8:00 AM

    What a lovely salad…yummy!!


  17. 03/22/2010 at 9:39 PM

    what an interesting combination – cabbage and apples!

  18. 03/25/2010 at 6:46 PM

    Glad you shared this one—I love the flavors all together in one place!

  19. Tanisha
    05/07/2011 at 3:51 PM

    Endive is so bitter. YUCK!

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