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Endive Mango and Avocado Cups with Peanut Chicken from We Olive to Eat

Check out this delicious recipe from We Olive to Eat Catering (fun name!). Visit their blog for LOADS of delicious recipes highlighting extra virgin olive oil. Lucky for us, they included California endive in this one!

Endive Mango and Avocado Cups with Peanut Chicken

Endive Mango and Avocado Cups with Peanut Chicken

Ingredients

· 1 avocado small dice
· 1 mango small dice
· 1/2 cup of cilantro
· 1 cup of cucumber small dice
· 1 endive~leaves broke off
· 1/2 cup of Peach Balsamic
· 1/2 cup of Jalapeno Olive Oil
· Salt and pepper to taste
· Shredded Chicken with Peanut Sauce (see recipe)
Directions
Fill the cup of endive slices half way with shredded chicken. In a bowl, combine avocado, mango and cucumber. Drizzle with peach balsamic and jalapeno olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Top bowls off with diced mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Shredded Peanut Chicken for Endive Salad
Ingredients
· 1 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
· 3/4 cup of Elki Peanut Sauce and 1/2 cup to finish chicken
· 1/2 cup of white wine
· 1/2 cup of water
· Salt and pepper to taste
· 1/2 cup of green onion sliced on Biases
· 1 lime
Directions
Place chicken breast in sauce pot and cover with Peanut sauce, wine and water. Cook on medium heat for 15 peanuts. Let cool and on a cutting board shred chicken with two forks. Season with salt and pepper, zest and juice of lime, green onion and 1/2 cup of the rest of peanut sauce.

Sugar Snap Pea and Endive Salad from Cheri at Skinny Chick

Sugar Snap Pea and Endive Salad from Cheri at Skinny Chick

Sugar Snap Pea and Endive Salad from Cheri at Skinny Chick

Summer is officially here, bringing long hazy days spent trying to beat the heat. What could be more in order than a fuss-free meal that involves no cooking? Cheri from Skinny Chick has just the recipe. She offers this delightful salad featuring sugar snap peas, endive and a light vinaigrette. Oh, and don’t forget a gentle dusting of Parmesan cheese! Read the full recipe here.

About the blogger

Cheri Liefeld is a recipe developer, food writer and cooking instructor. She offers easy, healthy recipes for family meals, entertaining ideas and ideas for cooking with kids on her blogs Skinny Chick and Adventures in the Kitchen.

E is for Eat, and Some New Endive Recipes from Jaymee Sire

We recently discovered a new (to us) food blogger creating some amazing dishes with California endive. Even more fun, now we get to share her blog, E is for Eat, and endive recipes with you!

Tuna Salad in Endive Boats, from Jaymee of "E is for Eat"

Tuna Salad in Endive Boats, from Jaymee of “E is for Eat”

First up: beat the heat this Memorial Day (and all summer long) by whipping up Tuna Salad in Endive Boats. No cooking, barely any clean-up…what could be easier? And that’s not all. Read more of Jaymee’s ideas for filling endive boats here. Then stay tuned, because we’ll have more links to her fabulous endive recipes coming up!

Jaymee Sire is an Emmy-award winning sports reporter, anchor and host at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area in San Francisco. When she isn’t covering a sporting event, her true passion is food…whether it’s eating out or cooking at home. She writes a blog called E is for Eat, posting alphabet-themed recipes and restaurant reviews several times per week. Be sure to follow Jaymee on Twitter and E is for Eat on Facebook.

Endive Spears Stuffed with Teriyaki Turkey, Edamame & Baby Corn from OnDiva Dara at Cookin’ Canuck

Endive Spears Stuffed with Teriyaki Turkey, Edamame & Baby Corn Recipe {Giveaway}

Endive Spears Stuffed with Teriyaki Turkey, Edamame & Baby Corn Recipe {Giveaway}

When we asked our team of OnDivas to create some kid-friendly California endive recipes, we knew we were in for a treat. And so were the kids that got to taste test the recipes!

This week, Dara from Cookin’ Canuck shared her Endive Spears Stuffed Teriyaki Turkey, Edamame & Baby Corn. Turns out her boys are new fans of California endive thanks to this recipe.

Ready for your chance to become a fan? Head on over to Cookin’ Canuck where Dara is giving away a year’s supply of freshly packed California Endive, delivered throughout the year, right to your door!

Caramelized Endive with Brown Butter Sage Sauce from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food

Caramelized Endive with Browned Butter

Caramelized Endive with Brown Butter

Looking for a delicious endive recipe, that is both easy and fancy? Carolyn, from All Day I Dream About Food shares her secret recipe that had even her finicky husband asking for more! Read her post for the glorious details!

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We’ve discovered a few more lovely endive recipes for you. Take a click through:

Slimmer Dipper for Super Sunday Snacking

According to the third annual Supervalu Snack Down Survey by Harris Interactive, the favorite snacks for football parties are dips and spreads.

But sack the high-calorie chips and crackers! There’s a healthier way to enjoy these crowd-pleasing snacks.

With approximately one-calorie per leaf and an impressive nutritional profile of vitamins A, B, C and K, beta carotene, potassium and fiber, substituting California endive leaves is one great call.

And because the cost per pound of endive is less than most chips and crackers, it’s a less expensive choice as well.

The perfect slimmer dipper, California endive leaves are ideally shaped, crisp enough to glide through a bowlful of dip or safely cradle a yummy bite without the threat of drips or spills.

Try these easy, make-ahead dips to eat deliciously healthy while celebrating the big game in style. And young football fans will love endive’s juicy crunch, especially when scooping up “pretty in pink” raspberry dip.

Romesco Dip

Makes about 2 cups, serves 8 to10

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon roughly chopped garlic
1 cup garlic croutons
1 (16-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained
1 cup roasted almonds or hazelnuts, peeled or whole
2 teaspoons Spanish pimentón (sweet smoked paprika), or paprika
1 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce (optional)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt to taste

Combine 2 tablespoons of the olive oil with the garlic in a small pan and cook
together until the garlic is fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Cool, then
combine the garlic mixture with the remaining ingredients and chop finely in a food
processor. (If using salted nuts, rinse lightly and drain, and do not add more salt.)
Season to taste with salt and serve with endive spears.

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For more endive information and recipes, visit the Discover Endive website!

California endive is grown exclusively by California Vegetable Specialties, the only endive grower in the U.S., in Rio Vista, Calif.

12 Days of Endive, Day 5

No matter what day of the week it is, endive makes it easy to get a healthy meal on the table. How? Check out Rachael’s latest “12 Days of Endive” post for the latest endive fact that will make you smile…

Endive: perhaps the easiest vegetable going?

Rice Noodle Salad with Endive, Shrimp & Soy-Ginger Dressing

Rice Noodle Salad with Endive, Shrimp & Soy-Ginger Dressing

Rice Noodle Salad with Endive, Shrimp & Soy-Ginger Dressing

To ring in the New Year, Dara from Cookin’ Canuck proves that delicious and healthy go hand in hand with her Rice Noodle Salad with Endive, Shrimp & Soy-Ginger Dressing. Check out her website for the full recipe, as well as some endive nutrition facts that will have you asking for seconds!

Thanks, Dara!

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

California Endive with Homemade Boursin and Smoked Salmon

Endive with homemade boursin and smoked salmon

Endive with homemade boursin and smoked salmon

The holidays are filled with wonderful opportunities to share home cooked meals, entertain friends and neighbors, and celebrate all that is delicious during the season. Today, one of our OnDivas, Carolyn, from All Day I Dream About Food, shares a family recipe for homemade boursin. The recipe is her husband’s, and Carolyn promises it is “out of this world!” She puts a healthy dollop on raw endive leaves, and tops that with smoked salmon. Try Carolyn’s version, or use the delicious spread as a base and come up with your own mouth-watering combinations. Ideas include:

  • chopped walnuts
  • dried cranberries
  • thinly sliced cucumber
  • buttery croutons (for extra crunch!)
  • fresh herbs (basil, dill, Italian parsley)
  • smoked almonds
  • crumbled bacon
  • a drizzle of honey

Mix and match a few to see what you like best! And be sure to visit Carolyn’s blog for the full recipe and story behind this family favorite!

Endive with homemade boursin and smoked salmon

Endive with homemade boursin and smoked salmon


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