About This Recipe
This version of a wedge salad uses strong flavors to play off the gentle bitterness of the chicory. By leaving the endive cores intact, you can spread dressing between the leaves without breaking them apart.
The soluble fiber in lemons, which resides in the pulp, is beneficial to your gut health. Lemons are also loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, and the endive supports liver function and bone health.
Note: This makes more dressing than is needed for the salad. Store any leftover dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
4 to 8 Servings
- 1 cup (220 g) Veganaise
- 3 Tbsp (45 ml) lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) neutral oil (such as avocado or grapeseed)
- 1 Tbsp (9 g) granulated garlic
- 1 Tbsp (9 g) granulated onion
- 1 tsp fresh garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup (15 g) chopped chives
- Salt to taste
- 4 endives, quartered lengthwise
- 1 cup (105 g) thinly sliced cucumber (from about 1/2 cucumber)
- 1/4 cup (25 g) thinly sliced pearl onions
- 1 cup (60 g) crouton crumbles (croutons pulsed a few times in food processor)
Step 1Make the dressing: Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a bowl, then season to taste.
Step 2For the salad: Spread the endive leaves apart in a salad bowl or on a serving plate, working some dressing between them and adding bits of cucumber, onion, and croutons between each layer. Spoon more dressing on top and garnish with the remaining other ingredients. Serve immediately.
About the author
Once you get this one under your belt, you don’t have to worry about what it goes with. Just make it whenever the urge strikes and make any adjustments you like based on what you’re using it on. To start, try it on tender butter lettuce to see how it lets the subtle character of the tender leaves shine through.
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