Endive Boats: The Fun Alternative To Summer Salad

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With summer quickly approaching, you’re probably daydreaming about neighborhood cookouts on warm, sunny days, potluck dinners with friends and family picnics at the park. From grilled hamburgers and corn-on-the-cob to Aunt Edna’s award-winning potato salad, the one thing they all have in common is tasty summer eats. If you want to impress your friends and family at your next get-together with a refreshing alternative to your usual tossed salad, try these fun and scrumptious Endive Boats.

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What you’ll need:

  • Endive Leaves
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Walnuts
  • Cubed Mango
  • Cubed Avocado

The great thing about this salad is that it can be presented two different ways. You can chop all of the ingredients and mix them together like a tossed salad.

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Or you can use the individual Endive leaves as boats and fill each one with the other ingredients; and they instantly turn into tasty finger food or fancy hors d’oeuvres.

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The mango adds just the right amount of sweetness and juices, that a dressing is not necessary. However, if you still feel you need a little more moisture in this delectable combo, a Strawberry Vinaigrette is the perfect compliment.

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You will be amazed at the harmony of flavor these ingredients produce, and your friends will be impressed when you bring this dish to your next get-together!


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Daniellehttp://www.Witharedbirdonmyshoulder.com
Danielle is a Pittsburgh native who has been warming her “black and gold” blood in sunny Northern California for the past 6 years. On any given day, you can find her arranging ridiculous photo shoots of her one-year-old son Graeme and cat Gizmo, or working on any one of her 27,000 writing projects. She enjoys daydreaming about becoming a famous actress and starting a handful of different businesses with her husband over glasses of wine in the evenings. Someday, she hopes to travel the country in an RV with her family… but she needs to sell that novel first. You can follow her journeys through her blog With A Red Bird On My Shoulder

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