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Ricotta and Endive Appetizer from Paula at Bellalimento

Ricotta and Endive Appetizer

Ricotta and Endive Appetizer

This Sunday, February 26, the 84th Academy Awards will be broadcast. Paula, from Bellalimento shares her delicious Ricotta and Endive Appetizers, which make a great snack to share during award show viewing! Elegant, delicious, easy and nutritious. What more could you ask for? Read Paula’s full recipe here!

 

Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

This is a light, refreshing dip to use with California endive “dippers”. Snack guilt-free during the big game!

Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

Makes about 2 cups, serves 8 to 10

1 medium cucumber, preferably seedless, peeled and grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 bunch scallions, thinly sliced then chopped

1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, or 2 teaspoons dried dill
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Mix cucumbers with salt and marinate 15 minutes at room temperature, or until liquid comes out of cucumbers. Drain cucumbers, gently pressing out excess liquid. Combine with remaining ingredients and serve with endive spears.

And don’t forget you have a chance to win a shipment of freshly packed California endive just for sharing your favorite dip recipe at the Saucy Dipper. Visit this Dipstock post for more information!

Raspberry-Yogurt Dip

This dip will make a splash with the younger set. Let your kids help you make this, and watch them devour it on California endive spears!

Raspberry-Yogurt Dip

Makes about 2 cups, serves 8 to 10

1 cup walnuts
1 cup frozen raspberries, defrosted and drained
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest (green part only)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Place walnuts in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely ground. In a large bowl, fold together the ground walnuts with the remaining ingredients. Serve with endive spears.

And don’t forget you have a chance to win a shipment of freshly packed California endive just for sharing your favorite dip recipe at the Saucy Dipper. Visit this Dipstock post for more information!

Carrot-Orange Dip

Here’s another great recipe that will put California endive to use as the “slimmer dipper.” Try it at your next gathering!

Carrot-Orange Dip

Makes about 2 cups, serves 8 to 10

1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, defrosted
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons peeled and chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine the carrots, orange juice concentrate, olive oil, and ginger in a medium
pot and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, stirring
occasionally, or until the carrots are very soft. Cool to room temperature. Combine
carrot mixture with remaining ingredients and chop finely in a food processor. Season
to taste with salt and pepper and serve with endive spears.

 

12 Days of Endive, Day 6, 7 and more!

We have a lot to fill you in on here at Discover Endive. First, let’s catch up with Rachael at La Fuji Mama and her 12 Days of Endive series.

When we last saw Rachael, she was extolling the anti-cancer benefits of endive. Next, Rachael shared 12 fantastic ways to “Add Some Diva to Your Salad.” Yes, please! And on Day 8…find out about the mysterious evolution of red endive. Thanks, Rachael, for all you do to educate us on all things endive!

But wait! There’s more? Yes, more…

You can win your very own shipment of freshly packed California Endive. How? Well, check out this juicy (or should I say “Saucy”) tidbit:

Sara over at the Saucy Dipper has come up with not one, not two, but THREE dip recipes perfect for pairing with the endive. The dip recipes come just in time for Saucy Dipper’s special event called Dipstock. Discover Endive is happy to participate in Dipstock, a festival of dips, as Sara likes to call it.
The first 20 Dipstock participants will receive a dip tray from Discover Endive and one lucky winner will receive a free shipment of endive. Anyone can participate. All you have to do is make a dip and share the recipe. Visit the Saucy Dipper to find out more about Dipstock and to get the recipes for a Light Ranch Dip, Spicy Pineapple Dip, and a Greek-Food Lovers Dip, all of which taste delicious when served with endive.

Recipe Round-Up: The OnDivas

By now you know that our OnDivas have been busy creating delicious endive recipes to spread the word about this delicious vegetable. However, not only can our endive afficianados create wonderful dishes with the “Queen of Vegetables,” they are talented in every area of the kitchen.

Without further ado, let’s take a quick peek into what the OnDivas are up to this week, in recipe round-up format.

Carolyn offers heartfelt Homemade Nutella Truffles (Low Carb and Gluten-Free) and a Thank You

Winnie slows down to enjoy braised sausage and tomatoes with chard and poached eggs

Paula teaches us How to Make Italian Hot Chocolate

Dara spices up Edamame (Soy Bean) Dip with Smoked Paprika & Garlic Recipe

Rachael creates magic with Snowman Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Stop by and give them a read!

 

Endive, Kale, and Smoked Salmon Salad with Avocado and Pink Grapefruit

Endive, Kale, and Smoked Salmon Salad with Avocado and Pink Grapefruit

Endive, Kale, and Smoked Salmon Salad with Avocado and Pink Grapefruit

Today, Winnie from Healthy Green Kitchen has created a delicious Endive, Kale, and Smoked Salmon Salad with Avocado and Pink Grapefruit. As she describes, “It’s nutrient dense and delicious- perfect as a healthy New Year’s Eve party first course, or as a tasty low-carb winter meal to counteract holiday overindulgence.”
As you plan your New Year’s Eve festivities (and your return to healthy eating in 2012), make this salad a part of your menu!
For the full recipe, visit Healthy Green Kitchen

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