Endive Salad with Pear and Gorgonzola

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Endive Salad with Pear and GorgonzolaRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salad)

Ingredients

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1 1/2 tablespoons walnut oil
1 1/2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 heads Belgian endive, trimmed, halved, and leaves separated
1 firm ripe red Bartlett pear, cored and thinly sliced
1 ounce Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)

Preparation

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

2. Arrange endive and pear on 4 salad plates. Drizzle with vinaigrette; top with Gorgonzola.

Pasta and Radicchio: Cook 4 ounces multigrain penne according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; transfer to a bowl. Whisk together 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Add dressing to pasta; toss. Halve 1 head endive; slice into 1/4-inch strips. Core half a small head of radicchio; slice into 1/4-inch strips. Toss vegetables with pasta. Top with 1/2 ounce grated pecorino Romano cheese. SERVES 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup) CALORIES 176; FAT 6.3g (sat 1.3g); SODIUM 167mg

Beets, Goat Cheese, and Walnuts: Whisk together 1 1/2 tablespoons walnut oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons sherry vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/8 teaspoon sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Rinse, drain, and cut 1 (8-ounce) package steamed, ready-to-eat beets into wedges. Halve 3 trimmed heads Belgian endive; separate leaves. Arrange on 4 serving plates with beets. Drizzle with dressing; top with 1/2 ounce crumbled goat cheese and 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts. SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 salad) CALORIES 145; FAT 9.9g (sat 2.5g); SODIUM 220mg

Anchovy Vinaigrette and Parmesan: Whisk together 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1/4 teaspoon anchovy paste, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 minced garlic clove. Stir in 1/2 cup diced seeded tomato. Halve 3 trimmed heads Belgian endive; separate leaves. Arrange on 4 serving plates. Drizzle with dressing and tomato; top with 1 ounce shaved Parmesan cheese. SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 salad) CALORIES 97; FAT 7.3g (sat 2g); SODIUM 199mg

Created date

December 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 112
Fat 7.3 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 3.3 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 162 mg
Calcium 58 mg