Endive Salad with Apple & Shaved Asparagus

April 9, 2015

 This salad might as well be called, everything but the kitchen sink, salad, but...I figured it would lose its appeal with that name! There's a lot in this salad. Like a lot. But all healthy ingredients. 

I wanted to make this about endives because this was the first time I had ever eaten them, I finally found them in my local food store, and...I just HAD to make a salad about them. Duh!

It's all about the salads lately in my home and we needed something different..and this was the salad that I created.

 The colors!!

Shaved asparagus I tell you. It's a fun way to incorporate. I had a huge bunch and didn't know what to do with all of it, and a light bulb when off when I saw my veggie peeler!

It's a little bit hard at first but it's super easy to do. 

 You can use really whatever you had on hand. I just took random things, seriously, and made it work!

Any leftover veggies would be great in this, any kind of nut or cheese if you have it. 

A red apple over a green...the list can go on and on.

But that's become a favorite of mine, mixing fruit in with my salad. Just that little kick of sweetness makes the world a difference. 

But really....my main point about this kitchen sink salad, is use everything you have - it makes it interesting - makes it fun - makes it enjoyable. Instead of just having a plain old ceasar salad. 

Have fun with it :)

 

Makes 2 salads*

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 small endives (ends cut off & layers peeled apart)

  • 1 medium Shallot sliced into thin rings

  • 2 roma tomatoes sliced

  • 4 Asparagus stalks shaved by using a veggie peeler

  • 1/2 a head of a small raddicchio

  • 2 handfulls of spring mix

  • 1 handful of watercress

  • 1 medium green apple sliced thin

  • handful of walnuts

  • 1/4 c gorgonzola

 

Dressings to use - red wine vinaigrette/lemon vinaigrette/balsamic vinaigrette

 

Directions:

  1. Prep all of your ingreidnets, split into two equal portions and start layering your salads!

  2. Finish off with a good vinaigrette. 

  3. ENJOY!

 Oh! Oh! A hard-boiled egg would be perfect in this too!!

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