• Carly Zimmaro

Endive Salad with Apple & Shaved Asparagus


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!!