For Valentine’s Day, California Endive Farms sent me this beautiful bouquet of fresh endive! I couldn’t wait to try out some new recipes with them, and I made this healthy red endive appetizer with dried cranberries, pecans, light crumbled feta cheese and arugula. Endive naturally have a slightly bitter taste, so the sweet dried cranberries and smooth feta cheese add a pleasant flavor, while the crunchy pecans add a great texture. I didn’t use a lot of arugula as you can see, since it was more for garnish than flavor. I think endive make a beautiful appetizer! You may choose to drizzle a champagne or red wine vinaigrette if desired, but I prefer them either way. Do you have a favorite endive recipe??
Red Endive with Dried Cranberries, Pecans, Feta and Arugula
- 1 red endive
- ½ cup dried red cranberries
- ⅓ cup light crumbled feta cheese
- ⅓ cup chopped pecans
- A few arugula leaves (thinly sliced) for garnish
- Chop the bottom off of the endive and carefully peel it apart.
- Fill each endive piece with dried cranberries, feta cheese, pecans and top with thinly sliced arugula for garnish.
- Drizzle with a champagne or red wine vinaigrette if desired.
Makes about 16 pieces
Kristi! Just beautiful. And healthy! :). <3
Thank you so much Aunt Jennifer! 🙂
It is so pretty it is like a center peice for your table. Delicious too! Take care, BAM
I have never seen red endive and it looks so pretty. That’s a great looking appetiser xx
You had me at feta. Mmmm… these look so pretty [too good to eat!]
Stunning!!! I have not seen red endive, either, but I will be looking for it from now on!!!
This is such a gorgeous appetizer! And so different – you don’t see red endive very often. I’m jealous you got a whole bouquet of it!
oh this looks so pretty! I just LOVE the colors. What a great appetizer.
Wow Endive is so pretty!!! I love it 🙂
That looks fantastic 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
How very festive looking!
What a festive and cute bouquet! 🙂 And this looks delicious!
Fancy and simple?! LOVE this!
These are just beautiful! What a wonderful appetizer idea!
Hi! Our pics are neighbors on healthy aperture, so I thought I’d drop by and let you know how gorgeous I think these are! I had an endive post featured awhile back at Discover Endive – I’m sure they’d love to feature this beautiful recipe, too!
Wow, those are gorgeous! I’ve never seen endive that color – how pretty. I like to braise endive (or roast it), but with the color of these, I’d definitely want to make it into a salad or a great looking appetizer like this one.