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Endive Salad with Blue Cheese, Pears and Walnuts

Enjoy this tasty salad in the winter time when endive is in season!



5 tablespoons rice vinegar
½ cup canola or sunflower oil
2 T Dijon mustard
1 shallot or garlic clove, finely chopped

6 heads California endive
3-4 T crumbled blue cheese
1 ripe pear, cored and quartered
4 T chopped roasted walnuts


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until emulsified.

Dress the salad and divide equally among four plates. Cut the pear lengthwise into long, thin strips. Top each plate of dressed endive with equal amounts of cheese, walnuts, and pear slices.

Contributed by Richard Collins, President of California Endive Farms. Originally posted on California Endive.

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