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Endive salad bites on white platter with parsley

Endive Salad Bites with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Pecans

Endive Salad Bites with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Pecans are an easy, yet elegant appetizer that's perfect for holiday entertaining!  {GF, Vegetarian}

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For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the endive filling:

  • 1 head belgian endive
  • 1 medium pear cored and cut into small cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans*


Prepare the dressing:

  • Place all dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake vigorously until combined.

Prepare the endive bites:

  • Cut the base off of the head of endive and separate the spears. Wash thoroughly and blot dry gently.
  • Place the pear, blue cheese, cranberries, and parsley in a small bowl. Add half of the dressing, reserving the other half for another use, and toss gently to combine.
  • Divide the filling evenly between the endive spears, and top with the pecans just before serving. Enjoy!



  • *To toast your pecans, place on a rimmed baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 8-10 minutes or until fragrant. You can also purchase pre-toasted pecan pieces at stores such as Trader Joe's.
  • These will go fast, and this recipe is easily scaled to feed a crowd!
  • The filling is best made just before serving.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 86kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 30mg, Potassium: 43mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 41IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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