Endive Radicchio Salad With Oka Cheese
Endive Radicchio Salad With Oka Cheese
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  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Tossing
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings
Ingredients
  • Dried Apricot Vinaigrette
  • 4 dried Apricots, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated Lemon Zest
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 6 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Chives
  • For Salad
  • ½ head Radicchio
  • 1 head Belgian Endive
  • 1 stalk Celery, sliced thinly on the bias
  • ½ Bartlett Pear, cored and sliced thinly
  • 12 Seedless Red Grapes, cut in half
  • ½ cup Walnut or Pecan pieces, lightly toasted
  • 170 grams Oka Cheese (or other ripe, washed-rind Cheese), sliced
Method
  1. For vinaigrette, soak chopped apricots in hot water for 2 minutes to soften, then drain and stir in lemon zest and set aside
  2. Whisk lemon juice and Dijon, then slowly pour in olive oil while whisking. Stir in chopped apricots, then whisk in 2 tablespoons room temperature water. Season to taste
  3. Stir in chives immediately before serving
  4. To assemble salad, peel off radicchio leaves. Arrange 1 leaf on each of 4 salad plates (or on a platter), then chop remaining and place in a bowl
  5. Peel away 4 endive spears and arrange beside radicchio leaves, then chop remaining and add to bowl with radicchio and celery
  6. Spoon a little vinaigrette over greens and toss to coat. Spoon salad onto each plate (or onto platter) and arrange pear, grapes and walnuts or pecans on top
  7. Drizzle with a little more vinaigrette. Arrange cheese slices just beside salad and serve

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