Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Belgian Endives

Endives have been around for thousands of years and very popular with Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. It is a green veggie that appears very much like lettuce, aside from the fact that it really is wavy. Endive is really a bitter leafy veggie which is usually utilized in salads or even consumed like a side dish. Just like various other greens, endive has many nutritional values.

Here's a fun appetizer that anyone can put together and your guests will love it.

  • 20 cooked shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion greens
  • 1 jalapeno (remove seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 firm rise avocado pitted and peeled
  • 3 small Belgian endives 
  1. Chop shrimp into 1/4 inch pieces
  2. Add shrimp, lime juice, onion greens, salt and jalapeno to a medium bowl.
  3. Stir to combine and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Separate endive leaves and chill in cool water while shrimp mixture is cooling.
  5. Prior to serving, cut avocado into a 1/4 inch cubes and fold into shrimp mixture.
  6. Arrange leaves on platter.
  7. Spoon about 2  teaspoons shrimp salad onto each leaf.
  8. Garnish with onion greens.


  1. I love this kind of salad.
    It's yummy with feta cheese too :-)

  2. Mmm - your filling for these delicious leaves sounds wonderful Marg! I always think they look so elegant.