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I’d noticed a big box of Belgian endives on the shelf in the produce section of the Park Slope Food Coop every time I shopped for the past few weeks.  I’d had a really delicious endive salad in France in March, and so, with visions of Vieux Lyon and andouillette dancing in my head, I decided to find an endive salad recipe of my own.  This one — featuring endives and apples, topped with toasted walnuts and a shallot vinagrette — is what I came up with.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind about this salad.  First, a nice variation is to add some radicchio — it adds color (as you can see from the photo, it’s a pretty pale salad otherwise) and spicy flavor.  Plus, radicchio and Belgian endive are both varieties of chicory (thanks, Wikipedia), so you’re basically eating a family reunion. (more…)

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