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Endive with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Belgian endive are delicious cooked. This makes a lovely starter or side dish.

Belgian endive are delicious cooked. This makes a lovely starter or side dish.

Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized Belgian endive
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or flaxseed oil
  • 2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450F. Cut endive in half lengthwise, and place halves, cut side up, in baking dish; season with salt and pepper. Fill dish with 1/4 inch water. Cover with foil; bake 12 minutes, or until tender. Remove foil, and broil 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, purée all remaining ingredients in food processor. Season vinaigrette to taste with salt and pepper.

To serve, divide endive among plates; drizzle vinaigrette on each endive half.



* To roast garlic:

Preheat oven to 350F. Remove several layers of white papery skin from garlic head (do not peel or separate cloves).

Wrap garlic head in foil. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour; let cool 10 minutes.

Remove foil, separate cloves and squeeze to extract pulp.