Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes
Endive and Grape Salad with Pear Vinaigrette
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
45 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
45 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Pear Vinaigrette:
  • 2 cups fresh pear juice (about 4 pears)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Water, as necessary
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Salad:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, for toasting nuts
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 4 endives, trimmed
  • 2 cups red grapes, halved
  • 2 pears, cored and julienned
  • 1/2 cup/100 g Mimolette cheese*, cut into brunoise (1/8 by 1/8 by 1/8-inch cubes)

Directions

For the pear vinaigrette: Heat the pear juice on stovetop over medium heat to reduce to 1/4 of its original amount, for 40 minutes, until caramelized. Set aside and let cool. 

In a bowl, mix the reduced pear juice, cider vinegar, maple syrup, and Dijon mustard. Slowly add the canola oil whisking constantly. Season the vinaigrette with salt, and pepper, to taste. Add a little more pear juice or water if the vinaigrette is too thick. Set aside. 

For the salad: 

In a pan, add the olive oil and toast the pine nuts on medium-high heat. Keep an eye on them because they tend to burn fast. 

Place the endives and grapes in a bowl, add the vinaigrette and mix well. Transfer the salad mixture in the serving bowls and garnish with pears, pine nuts and cheese.

Cook's Note

*Old Cheddar or Gouda can be substituted for the Mimolette.

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes
More from:

Christmas Recipes

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pickled Root Vegetable Salad

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Caramelized Pears

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

BLT Salad

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Warm Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Whole Mushroom Salad

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Indian Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Indian Carrot Salad

Sleaque (Endive Salad)

Recipe courtesy of Damascus Restaurant

Grana, Rucola, Pear Salad

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

On TV

So Much Pretty Food Here