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Laurie Colwin

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Apple & Endive Salad


Serves 6 - 8

Martha Stewart attributes this salad to someone named Kathy, and I am grateful to her because as Ms. Stewart says

You will enjoy the lovely contrast of tastes and textures in this salad - sweet and tart, smooth and crunchy.

Plus, you can make it in the dead of winter when the available greens don't appeal to you at all.

Apple & Endive Salad
Adapted from Martha Stewart's Menus for Entertaining

1/2 cup walnut halves
7 Belgian endives, bottoms trimmed
1 tablespoons mild honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (Edmond Fallot Dijon Mustard is my favorite)
1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
3 tablespoons mild extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon walnut oil*
Salt
2 apples of your choice, cored and diced (don't peel because the skins are pretty, especially if they are red)
Pomegranate Seeds for garnish (optional - according to the Pom website, fresh pomegranates are available from October through January)

*Walnut oil is delicious; however, it can get rancid easily so keep it in the refrigerator to retard spoilage and always taste it before you use it.

Toast the walnuts in a skillet on top of the stove, watching closely so they don't burn. Cool the walnuts, then chop coarsely.

Remove the large outer leaves of the endives. Cut off the root end, and discard. Slice the remaining endives on the diagonal.

In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, mustard, rice vinegar, olive oil, and walnut oil. Add salt to taste.

In a large bowl, toss the endives, the apples, and the walnuts with the dressing. Strew with optional pomegranate seeds for a jewel-like effect.

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My Favorite Dijon Mustard

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for having this recipe available. I am away from home and don't have my Martha with me. I thought I remembered but am grateful to be able to check, especially the dressing. I also seem to remember that she garnished with pomegranate seeds.
    Best,
    KC@andersonlegalenglish.com

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  2. You are right - I love the sound of this Rx

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