Belgian Endive with Roquefort, Walnuts and Cranberries
- 4 heads Belgian endive
- 1/4 C. cranberries, dried
- 1/2 C. California walnuts, coarsely chopped
- Roquefort cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 C. Roquefort dressing, prepared*
- *Roquefort Dressing
- 1/4 C. Roquefort cheese
- 3/4 C. mayonnaise
- 1/3 C. buttermilk
- Juice of one lime
- 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar
- Pinch of black pepper
Trim the base of the endive using a diagonal cut, then separate the leaves.
Toss the cranberries, nuts and Roquefort together in a bowl, being careful not to break up the Roquefort too much.
Spoon the mixture into the endive leaves and garnish with the watercress.
For advance preparation: Fill the Belgian endive leaves up to three hours before, cover and chill. Garnish just before serving. Drizzle with Roquefort Salad Dressing, as desired.
Melt Roquefort Cheese in the oven or in a pan on top of the stove, being very careful not to scorch. Let cool. In a bowl, combine the melted cheese, mayonnaise, buttermilk, juice of two limes, Worcestershire Sauce, cayenne, red wine vinegar, and black pepper; mix well until all ingredients are combined. If desired, add an additional 2 oz. of Roquefort cheese for an even more intense flavor.
The Vintage Press recipe provided courtesy of Chef David Vartanian on behalf of the Walnut Marketing Board.