Easy Recipe: Endive Avocado Salad

I love going out to eat. Ever since I was a kid, I would spend a part of my allowance on dining out at the local hot spot. In the mid-1980’s, it was Taco Bell and Dairy Queen. When I made some big bucks from babysitting, Davanni’s Pizza was our hot spot. Years later and now that I eat clean, I’ve found ways to enjoy restaurant meals while not compromising my clean-eating ways. Sometimes they even have an item on the menu that is vegan and delicious. My favorite summer salad is an endive avocado salad from our neighborhood bistro, Quattro Pazzi. I order it every time and recently re-created it in my home. It’s simple to make and delicious as a side salad or meal. Easy Recipe: Endive Avocado Salad

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Easy Recipe: Endive Avocado Salad
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This Endive Avocado Salad tastes just like the one I order at my favorite Mediterranean restaurant.
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
  • 4 avocados
  • 8 endives
  • 10 baby tomatoes
  • ½ onion
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 lemons (or limes)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • **white beans optional
  1. Pull off four endive leaves
  2. Chop endive into small pieces, leave a few longer ones depending on your liking
  3. Peel four avocados, pit and mash
  4. Dice tomatoes into small pieces
  5. Dice onions into small pieces
  6. Combine ingredients and mix
  7. Add extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar
  8. Cut lemon or lime in half and squeeze juice from both fruits
  9. Optional: add a cup of white beans
  10. Salt and pepper to taste
  11. Garnish with endive leaves

This not only serves as a salad, but can also be put in between portobello mushrooms for a hearty sandwich.

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  1. I love avocados, and this avocado salad looks delicious!
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    • If you love avocados you have to try the avocado/cacao mousse, as well. I eat avocado sweet, salty and tangy. It all works for me.

  2. This looks delicious!! I can’t wait to try it – with maybe some plantains cooked in coconut oil on the side. YUM!!
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    • Let me know if you try it with plantains. I’m guessing it would have a more sweet than savory taste. I’m not a huge banana/plantain person but I do LOVE dates. So, maybe if you think it’s good sweet then I will try it with dates.

  3. I love this recipe! Yum – Yum. I have been eating avocados like crazy this summer. I can’t get enough of them! I am totally going to try this one. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Yay, thanks. I love this recipe, too. It’s super easy and has been a hit at a few parties. You can use it as salad, dip or inside a sandwich. Even my food love to multi-task. :)

  4. This sounds tasty!! I love avocados, so I’m quite sure I’ll LOVE this. :) Pinned! Thanks for sharing. :)

    • I love it, too. Just be careful not to use too much red wine vinegar, just a little goes a long way. I made it tonight and accidentally added twice the recipe and it was very tangy. Still good, but I like it with a little less.

  5. I actually TOTALLY hate endives, however… It’s an AWESOME vehicle for guac/avocado salad, and I know guac would totally mask the harsh bitterness so I am on board with this recipe! :)
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    • I’m so sad that you hate endives. Just tonight I ate an endive salad and of course, I make this salad weekly so I’m always eating them. Oh well, at least we both love avocados.

  6. Great recipe! Thanks!

  7. Dana Matthews

    This looks so yummy….I can eat it all by itself! Good idea for my party coming up!

    • Hi Dana. This endive avocado salad is perfect for parties. I’ve used it as a leafy salad and as a dip for big chips, too. Happy Holidays.

  8. Rachel T

    Yep totally making this tomorrow.

    • Did you make the endive salad? If so, what did you think? I just bought a few more endives to make for this weekend. I love it and since we figured out how to make it at home, I don’t go as often to the restaurant that inspired me. I do still love it there…and they clean up for you. This recipe is just so easy.

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