Endive Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Appetizer for Easy, Elegant Entertaining

An appetizer that has a lot going for it - It's healthy, tasty and gorgeous to look at! The sweetness of the honeyed walnuts and orange sections complements the endive's natural bitterness, while goat cheese provides a smooth contrast to the crunch of the greens and nuts.

 

 
Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 16 Belgian endive leaves (about 2 heads)
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese or blue cheese
  • 16 small orange sections (about 2 navel oranges)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine walnuts and 1 tablespoon honey; spread on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes.
  3. Combine 1 tablespoon honey, vinegar, and orange juice in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat, and cook until reduced to 3 tablespoons (about 5 minutes).
  4. Fill each endive leaf with 1 orange section. Top each section with 1 teaspoon cheese and 1 teaspoon walnuts; arrange on a plate. Drizzle the vinegar mixture evenly over leaves, and sprinkle evenly with chives and pepper.

 
CALORIES 92 ( calories from fat 44%); FAT 4.5g ( SATFAT 1.1g, MONOFAT 0.7g, POLYFAT 2.4g ); protein 2.5g; carbohydrate 11.9g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 29mg; calcium 43mg

Adapted From Cooking Light

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