Easy Appetizer Recipe: Goat Cheese–Citrus Stuffed Endive!

/ Monday, January 28, 2013

Good morning, all! Happy Monday. I’d love to share a super-quick appetizer idea with you, if you’re interested. It’s something I’ve had in my back pocket for years now: Goat Cheese–Citrus Stuffed Endive. These two-bite snacks always look elegant and take no time to assemble (plus, they’re quite healthy)! Keep these in mind if you're planning an Oscars party! Here’s what I do…


1/2 cup walnuts
3 or 4 oranges (mix of navel, blood, etc.)
2 or 3 Belgian endives, separated into individual spears
5 or 6 radishes, very thinly sliced
1 log soft goat cheese, crumbled
Olive oil, for drizzling
Balsamic vinegar or saba, for drizzling
Flakey sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Toast the walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat. Let cool slightly, then coarsely chop.
2. Peel the oranges with a paring knife, cutting along the natural curve of the fruit. Hold an orange over a large bowl and cut along both sides of each membrane to free the segments, letting them fall into the bowl. Squeeze each empty membrane to release the juices. Repeat with the remaining oranges.
3. Fill the endive spears with orange, radish and goat cheese. Sprinkle with the toasted chopped walnuts. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

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