Belgian Endive with Roquefort, Walnuts and Cranberries

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Ingredients (13)

  • 4 heads Belgium endive
  • 1/4 cup cranberries, dried
  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • Roquefort cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Roquefort dressing, prepared*
  • 1/4 cup Roquefort cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Pinch of black pepper

Belgian Endive with Roquefort, Walnuts and Cranberries

Instructions

  1. 1Trim the base of the endive using a diagonal cut, then separate the leaves
  2. 2Toss the cranberries, nuts and Roquefort together in a bowl, being careful not to break up the Roquefort too much.
  3. 3Spoon the mixture into the endive leaves and garnish with the watercress.
  4. 4For 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.
  5. 5Melt 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.
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