Recipe courtesy of Michael Castellon

Endive Salad with Grapefruit Dressing

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 2 servings of salad (plus extra vinaigrette)
  • Nutrition Info
"This is a salad of love," Michael says. “Alex [Gaurnaschelli] loves endive and I love grapefruit. The vanilla in the dressing mellows out the sharper edges of the grapefruit, and the toasted cashews add an almost creamy note.”

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Spread the cashews in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast in the middle of the oven until the nuts are golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with salt.
  2. Make the vinaigrette: Grate the zest from 1/2 grapefruit (reserve the fruit) and juice 1 grapefruit. In a blender, combine the grapefruit zest and juice, mustard, honey, vinegar and vanilla on high speed. With the machine on, pour the olive oil through the top in a steady stream. Blend until smooth.
  3. Make the salad: Peel the reserved 1/2 grapefruit and cut into segments. Arrange the endive leaves on plates. Intersperse the endive with the grapefruit pieces and cashews. Drizzle with the vinaigrette. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.