Salade d’endives -endive salad-

Endive is a really tasty and versatile vegetable, that we use a lot in French cuisine.

To celebrate it I thought that I should share with you one of my favourite salad recipe (it is so straightforward that I am not really sure that this qualifies as a proper recipe but it is soooo delicious that it is well worth sharing!): la salade d’endives -endive salad-.

It is a really crunchy salad, with a subtle taste, which works wonderfully with walnuts (in pieces or walnut oil – see recipe) and allows powerful combinations such as blue cheese and pears…  I personally usually eat mine as a side with walnut oil as part of the dressing… miammm… 

My husband and I love salad. I eat it mostly as a side for lunch and, as I explained in my mum’s vinaigrette dressing post, in France, a bowl of green salad may well be provided at every meal. At home, our little ones are into raw carrots, cucumbers… but only slowly starting lettuce, raw chicory… one step at a time 🙂 

Bon appetit! 

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Salade d'endives -endive salad-
Serves 4
Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. - 4 medium endives, washed and chopped (stalk removed)
  2. - Vinaigrette dressing (using walnut oil instead of olive oil)
  3. - Optional: pieces of walnut, crumbles of blue cheese, pieces of pear
  1. Make your vinaigrette in a large bowl.
  2. Poor over the chopped endives and all the other optional ingredients (walnut, blue cheese, pear).
  3. Combine everything just before serving.
Croque Maman
PS: I initially wanted to take a “standard” salad picture but when I saw the endive beautifully unfolding as a flower I could not resist to give a go at a more artistic shot, I hope you will enjoy this unconventional picture 🙂 

PPS: If you feel inspired by endives check out this other recipe on my blog: Endives au jambon – Ham wrapped endives gratin –.




  1. Desire Empire April 14, 2014 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I eat so much salad so had to click over to check this out. At first I thought that was a rose in a vase. How completely lovely it looks.
    I love salad and have credited eating loads of it with losing 17kg.

    Hope you are well

    • Croque-Maman April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am - Reply

      Thank you Carolyn. Eating salad can be a great tasty way to eat yourself slimmer indeed 🙂 but well done you 17kg is a really impressive achievement!!!

  2. Merlinda (@pixiedusk) April 15, 2014 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Thats the nicest salad ever! Few ingredients and look at that presentation! Thanks for sharing! #MBPW

    • Croque-Maman April 16, 2014 at 8:06 am - Reply

      Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂

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