For the Holidays: Try an Endive Salad!

endive salad with pear and gorgonzola

I love trying new things, don’t you?  Now I have a new favorite salad…and it’s an endive salad!  I was asked to use some special products to create a side dish for a holiday menu, so I came up with this salad.  We actually enjoyed it on Thanksgiving weekend, and I’m definitely planning to make it again for Christmas or New Year’s!

First,  California Endive Farms sent me a big box of fresh endive in two colors.  I will be perfectly honest and admit that I have never served endive before, so I went directly to the California Endive website to learn about it.   I learned that endive is a member of the chicory family, along with radicchio, escarole, frisee, and curly endive.  I had enjoyed eating these in restaurants, but never purchased endive to serve at home.  I surely didn’t realize that endive is one of the most difficult vegetables to grow!  It is actually grown Continue reading

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