Jun 19
2013

Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese

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Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese
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Once the grilling season starts, it’s everything my family can do to rip the tongs out of my ash-covered hands. Really, once I stepped forward with my How to: Grill LIke a Girl post, there was no way I was going to relinquish control of my barbecue domain. Sometimes I’m cooking up steak or chicken, but I find myself turning to more grilled vegetarian entrees or appetizers.

As part of my relationship with California Endive, I’ve eaten my fair share of endive, and I’ve really come to appreciate…even crave…the flavor and ease of endive, whether it’s stir-fried, sauteed in a hash or grilled. When cooked, endive’s distinctive taste mellows and lends itself to a variety of flavors.

Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese | cookincanuck.com

I first became enamored by the combination of pistachios, dried fruit and cheese when I made these savory palmiers. The crunch of the pistachios, contrasted with the toothiness of the dried cherries gives the dish a wonderful mouth feel. And then there’s the forever-popular salty and sweet flavor combination. It all works beautifully when layered over the tender, grilled endive.

If the flavors and textures aren’t enough to convince you to try this appetizer or side dish, then how about the 17 grams of fiber, 9.2 grams of protein and 1743mg (!) of potassium in one serving? Nice.

The recipe:

In a shallow glass baking dish, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Add the endive and toss to coat.

Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese | cookincanuck.com

Preheat the grill to medium heat. Lightly brush the grill with canola oil.

Place the endive on the grill and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the endive. The endive should be tender, with grill marks.

Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese | cookincanuck.com

In a small bowl, combine the pistachios, dried cherries and feta cheese.

Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese | cookincanuck.com

Divide the cooked endive between 4 plates and top each serving with some of the pistachio mixture. Serve.

Other endive recipes:

Endive Recipes | cookincanuck.com
Cookin’ Canuck’s Sweet Potato & Endive Hash with Sriracha Buttermilk Sauce
Cookin’ Canuck’s Vegetable Stir-Fry with Endive & Shiitake Mushrooms
Healthy Green Kitchen’s Grilled Eggplant & Cilantro Dip (with Endive)
Bell’alimento’s Seared Ahi Tuna Salad
La Fujimama’s Grilled Endive with Strawberries, Pepitas & Feta Cheese
All Day I Dream About Food’s Cream of Endive Soup with Rosemary Parmesan Crisps

Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Serving Size: 1 head endive plus 1/4 pistachio mixture

Calories per serving: 237 cal

Fat per serving: Total Fat 12.6g / Saturated Fat 2.6g

Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 4 heads endive, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries (chopped if they are large)
  • 3 tbsp crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. In a shallow glass baking dish, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Add the endive and toss to coat.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Lightly brush the grill with canola oil.
  3. Place the endive on the grill and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the endive. The endive should be tender, with grill marks.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the pistachios, dried cherries and feta cheese.
  5. Divide the cooked endive between 4 plates and top each serving with some of the pistachio mixture. Serve.

Notes

Calories 237.1 / Total Fat 12.6g / Saturated Fat 2.6g / Cholesterol 6.0mg / Sodium 336.9mg / Total Carbohydrates 26.8g / Fiber 17.1g / Sugars 6.4 / Protein 9.2g / WW (Old Points) 5 / WW (Points+) 6

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Discover Endive as part of their OnDiva program.

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1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 19, 2013 at 5:30 am

This recipe is lovely! I just showed my BF and we’re totally going to try it this weekend!

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2 Tieghan June 19, 2013 at 5:42 am

This look amazing and like a really fun way to use and eat endive. I have never had it before, but I think grilling it would be a good place to start!

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3 Sprigs of Rosemary June 19, 2013 at 6:14 am

You had me at pistachios . . . a very intriguing dish. A “gotta try.” I love grilled vegetables.

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4 carrian June 19, 2013 at 7:07 am

oh my goodness, Dara. I’m totally loving this!

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5 Maria June 19, 2013 at 7:16 am

Love this Dara! Perfect for any summer meal!

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6 marla June 19, 2013 at 7:53 am

Such a great way to enjoy endive!

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7 Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet June 19, 2013 at 7:57 am

Oh my this looks amazing!!! I have never tried endive before but it seems like something I would enjoy!

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8 Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig June 19, 2013 at 8:03 am

I love grilled lettuces and they must have an added crunch so this is perfect!! I especially love endive. It’s perfectly sturdy for grilling.

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9 Aggie June 19, 2013 at 8:15 am

I love endive too, but have only eaten it a couple of ways, mostly cold. This looks incredible Dara – so creative!

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10 Ashley@BakerbyNature June 19, 2013 at 8:15 am

I love how fancy yet approachable this is! Perfect for Summer entertaining!

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11 Brianna June 19, 2013 at 8:37 am

This looks so yummy! We are getting a new grill next week! I am so excited to bust out some grilling recipes this summer :) This looks amazing!

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12 Heather June 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

Can I just say I love the word “toothiness”? Just the perfect description for those cherries ;) And endive? I’ve always been a little intimidated but I would SO DEVOUR this!

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13 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet June 19, 2013 at 9:20 am

This looks so good! I love the idea of grilling endive!

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14 Molly June 19, 2013 at 9:21 am

Love this, Dara! Excellent combination of flavors! I LOVE grilled endive!

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15 Apu June 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

Oh, they look so tempting!! Great way with endive!

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16 Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain June 19, 2013 at 10:13 am

I never thought to grill endives! So brilliant!

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17 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 19, 2013 at 10:15 am

I love grilled salads so this looks like a fab summer side!

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18 Mr. & Mrs. P June 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Dara what a wonderful combination of ingredients and flavors!!!

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19 Shawn @ I Wash You Dry June 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Dara, the way you describe your recipes, just makes me want to lick the screen! I love Endive, and I bet that grilling them only makes them that much better! :)

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20 Nessa June 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Mmmm…

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21 Jen @ Savory Simple June 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Amazing flavors here! Wow.

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22 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective June 19, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Love endive! Great-looking salad!

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23 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Love grilling endive. This makes for a great summer salad, Dara :)

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24 Becky at Vintage Mixer June 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

Love the idea of grilling endive! Hope you are doing well and I look forward to getting together once everything settles down for the summer.

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25 Chris@TheCafeSucreFarine June 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm

What a great idea to grill the endive, and with such a flavoursome combo! Yum….

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26 Jackie June 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I love endive! More people should grill it, this looks fantastic. And the pistachio shoot is so beautiful :)

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27 The Café Sucre Farine June 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

This sounds wonderful. love the combination!

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28 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen June 22, 2013 at 11:51 am

Love the pistachios with the cherries and I really want to try grilling endive, I know I would love it.

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29 Frank @Memorie di Angelina June 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

I adore the taste of Belgian endive, and grilling really brings out the best in it.

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30 Valentina June 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Dara, it was so nice to see you at the CA Avo event at the Boarder Grill! I only wish we could’ve had more time to chat.
Okay, on to this delicious post . . . the flavor and color combination is beautiful, and the images (as always) are so stunning. :-) Valentina

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31 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 27, 2013 at 12:33 am

I love anything that involves cherries, pistachios and feta, must try this!

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33 Nutmeg Nanny July 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Oh my, this is too perfect! I love endive especially this recipe :)

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