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Blood Orange Endive Salad

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A plate with endive pieces with a blood orange segment in each, topped with Gorgonzola cheese
A simple salad made with endive lettuce, blood oranges, Gorgonzola with a blood orange vinaigrette.

Yesterday I had the honor of being the Godmother to my beautiful niece, Mia Rose. After the church, there was a reception dinner where I totally indulged on some not-so-light dishes and of course, cake.

I need to brag about this cake for a minute because my very talented aunt made this, although my iPhone really doesn’t do it justice… So pretty you almost don’t want to eat it!
A white cake with a lacy baptism dress, baby shoes, and a rattle
This morning I ran 2 miles and after my run I did some grocery shopping (best time to go food shopping BTW, I always make the best choices after working out) and found these beautiful blood oranges. I love the color of blood oranges and I seldom see them, so a salad is today’s light lunch.
Two halves of a blood orange, with one half squeezed
This is also great with goat cheese in place of gorgonzola, and you can use raspberries or strawberries in place of the oranges.

Blood Orange Endive Salad

3
Cals:256
Protein:10
Carbs:40.5
Fat:8.5
A simple salad made with endive lettuce, blood oranges, Gorgonzola with a blood orange vinaigrette.
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
A simple salad made with endive lettuce, blood oranges, Gorgonzola with a blood orange vinaigrette.
Total: 15 mins
Yield: 1 servings
Serving Size: 1 salad

Ingredients

  • 1 head endive
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 tbsp crumbled gorgonzola

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp white balsamic
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Peel the orange and cut into sections.
  • Remove the outer leaves of the endive and fan them on the plate.
  • Chop the remaining smaller leaves and place them in the center of the plate.
  • Top with crumbled cheese.
  • Combine the vinaigrette ingredients and whisk; drizzle over salad.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 salad, Calories: 256 kcal, Carbohydrates: 40.5 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 8.5 g, Sodium: 246.5 mg, Fiber: 23 g, Sugar: 16 g

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A bowl of blood orange juice mixed with olive oil and ground black pepper
A plate of endive pieces with a blood orange segment in each, topped with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese and blood orange vinaigrette

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37 comments on “Blood Orange Endive Salad”

  1. Gina – that Christening Cake is just gorgeous, amazing, beautiful. I'm so impressed. I've never seen anything like it. Congrats to your Aunt and congratulations to your family.

  2. That cake is beautiful – congratulations to your niece!

    Blood oranges are so stunning aren't they? Love this salad!!

  3. I LOVE your site, and your recipes. I have to say that cake your aunt made is over the top gorgeous!! Amazing! I think even your skinny taste viewers would love to know how she made it, just for the sheer sake of seeing how a work of art like that is put together. If she is not a professional baker she needs to go into the business.

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    Abigail Stricker

    That cake is beautiful!

    This salad is SO pretty! I wish I had blood oranges around here, is there possibly a substitue?

  5. This looks really tasty! My mind is spinning furiously – I don't have endive or blood oranges but I DO have arugula and oranges. I don't have gorgonzola but I do have laughing cow.
    Valerie