Endive is a leafy vegetable that’s in the same family as other bitter greens like chicory and escarole. In this recipe, it’s grilled and then tossed in a flavorful dressing with bacon, shallots (small French onions), and Dijon mustard.
This grilled endive dish is a classic French take on an often-overlooked veggie, one that makes a perfect side dish for beef, poultry, or fish.
Grilled Endive with Shallot-Bacon Vinaigrette
April 4, 2017
Endive is a crispy, leafy vegetable that tastes even better when it’s grilled and served with the simple bacon, shallot, and mustard dressing in this recipe.
Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Yields: 4 Servings
1Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook, turning once, until crisp, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.
2Return the skillet to the heat and add the shallots; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Remove from skillet from the heat and whisk in the walnut oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Immediately transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
3Lightly brush the endives with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Lightly dampen a paper towel with a small amount of olive oil and wipe a grill pan with it; heat over medium-high heat.
4Add the endives and cook, turning once, until nicely marked and starting to wilt, 6 minutes. Transfer to a platter and spoon the reserved vinaigrette and bacon over the endive.
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