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.
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*
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
Prep all of your ingreidnets, split into two equal portions and start layering your salads!
Finish off with a good vinaigrette.
Oh! Oh! A hard-boiled egg would be perfect in this too!!