endive boats

01.25.10

There is something about endive leaves that I love. Perhaps it’s because they are so pretty and seemingly dainty. Perhaps it’s because they can healthfully and deliciously stand in for yet another piece of bread. (Not that I would ever get sick of bread, let’s be real). But whatever the reason, I’m going to continue to use them. They are perfect for dips, spreads and bruschetta-like toppings.

I served the components alone and let my guests serve themselves. Which turned out to be a good idea because they all thought the beets tasted like dirt and wanted nothing to do with them.  I didn’t mind though, the leftovers made a great topping for salads. ;)

But I promise – to the beet lovers of the world – you will love it.

Squash, Beet & Blue Cheese Endive Boats

  • Endive leaves (about 2 bunches)
  • 2 roasted beets, chopped
  • 3/4 cup roasted squash, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp roasted pecans, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp blue cheese crumbles

Serve the beets, squash, pecans and blue cheese in little dishes and let guests build their boats!

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  1. Tracey
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

    What does endive taste like? I’ve never had it, is it a lettuce?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jan 25, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

      Yes, it is considered a lettuce. A little on the bitter side, but perfect for scooping!

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  2. Tracey
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

    What does endive taste like? I’ve never had it, is it a lettuce?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jan 25, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

      Yes, it is considered a lettuce. A little on the bitter side, but perfect for scooping!

      Reply

  3. Mo @ MommyRD
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    Love endive boats. Yours look fabulous!

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  4. Mo @ MommyRD
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    Love endive boats. Yours look fabulous!

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  5. Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

    I’ve never had endive either… Interesting.

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  6. Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

    I’ve never had endive either… Interesting.

    Reply

  7. mary beth
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    fyi…hey emily. what’s up with your recipes tab? i’m trying to check out your great bread pudding but it’s just links to a blogroll?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jan 25, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

      Thanks for letting me know!! I think it is fixed now. Not sure HOW that happened :)

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  8. mary beth
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    fyi…hey emily. what’s up with your recipes tab? i’m trying to check out your great bread pudding but it’s just links to a blogroll?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jan 25, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

      Thanks for letting me know!! I think it is fixed now. Not sure HOW that happened :)

      Reply

  9. Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    this looks great! and so easy! thanks for sharing ;)

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  10. Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    this looks great! and so easy! thanks for sharing ;)

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  11. Karla
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 8:20 pm

    Do you put anything on the squash or beets when you roast them or just plain?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jan 25, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

      The beets were roasted when I bought them so I just had to dice them up. The squash I roasted with a bit of olive oil, salt & pepper!

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  12. Karla
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 8:20 pm

    Do you put anything on the squash or beets when you roast them or just plain?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jan 25, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

      The beets were roasted when I bought them so I just had to dice them up. The squash I roasted with a bit of olive oil, salt & pepper!

      Reply

  13. Chelsea Ward
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 5:26 am

    What an adorable, delicious, and seasonal recipe! In my opinion, nothing can beat beets!

    Great recipe idea, lady!

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  14. Chelsea Ward
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 5:26 am

    What an adorable, delicious, and seasonal recipe! In my opinion, nothing can beat beets!

    Great recipe idea, lady!

    Reply

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