Apple, Walnut, and Endive Salad

Be sure to use crisp apples with a tart edge, such as Empire or Winesap, for this salad. Per serving: 272 calories; 5 g protein; 23 g fat; 13 g carbs; 2 g fiber.

  • Yield: Serves 4
Apple, Walnut, and Endive Salad

Photography: Dana Gallagher

Source: Body+Soul, September 2007


  • 1/3 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 red apples, quartered, cored, and each quarter cut into 8 wedges
  • 3 ounces baby arugula, washed and dried (6 cups)
  • 1 Belgian endive, leaves separated, washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled


  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast walnuts, stirring frequently until crisp and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, shallot, and vinegar until well combined. Whisk in the oil until thick; season with salt and pepper.

  3. Add apple and arugula; toss to coat. Arrange endive leaves on four serving plates, top with apple mixture and scatter mint, cheese, and walnuts over the top.


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