Mediterranean Endive Boats
Mediterranean Endive Boats are filled with olives, feta, artichoke hearts, and more. Perfectly delicious appetizers or finger food salads!
This Endive Recipe may be your introduction to this crisp, slightly bitter green related to chicory. Adding sweet tomatoes and creamy cheese helps to balance the flavor profile beautifully!
Mediterranean Endive Boats
Bill and I joined a dinner club with 3 other couples. The goal was to get together four times a year for good food, fellowship and to utilize the dishes gathering dust in our china cabinets. Our first gathering was in early May.
Our lovely hostess, Sabra, offered up a finger food salad course while we watched our local Indiana Pacers in the NBA playoffs (the wives are foodies, the hubbies needed their sports fix). Filled with chopped vegetables tossed in a lovely vinaigrette, these Mediterranean Endive Boats disappeared quickly.
The taste of these Mediterranean Endive Boats haunted me. I googled the recipe the next morning before even asking the hostess for details. I had some gorgeous endive in my fridge, so I was impatient to make these babies for my lunch.
All that’s involved is some chopping and tossing. PRO-Tip: I also slice just a sliver off the bottom of the endive leaf to allow them to sit flat on the serving tray. These Mediterranean Endive Boats were magnificent! If you have some leftover endive, these Endive Cups with Blue Cheese and Raspberries are also magnificent!
Mediterranean Endive Boats
Mediterranean Endive Boats - a fun, bite sized salad or appetizer
- 12 Belgian endive leaves
- 1/4 cup sliced mixed pitted olives
- 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes or 1 cup grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts, tough leaves removed
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaf, chopped
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Combine the olives, tomatoes, artichokes, garlic and basil in a bowl.
- Add olive oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, and toss with olive and tomato mixture.
- Arrange endive leaves on a plate, fill each one with a teaspoonful of the mixture, top with feta crumbles and serve.
Serving Size:2 endive leaves
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 1143mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 15gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g
I’m starting a new series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature tips on some of my upcoming blog posts.
Tip #13: Keep busy. Keep out of the kitchen. I tend to snack when I’m bored. Run an errand. weed the garden, take a walk. But if you’re really hungry, make sure to allow yourself a nutrient-rich snack…a starving gal can do a lot of damage to a batch of cookies!
48 Comments on “Mediterranean Endive Boats”
Endive are the perfect shape to hold all the goodies in. Presentation is so elegant and I’m sure delicious too.
These look like a taste sensation. I love how endive comes in two pretty colours. These little boats are packed full of flavour and goodness and I’m not surprised you were onto creating your own so very quickly xx
Oh wow. I can’t wait to make these. They are absolutely beautiful and look delicious and way refreshing….. and so much fun. I love eating with my fingers. LOL
Thanks, Kay! Hope you and Nathan love them 🙂
These look GREAT !!
What a fantastic presentation
What a delicious looking dish, Liz. I don’t think I’ve had endive for decades!
Such a great idea! I pinned it to save for my next get-together. A better way to eat more veggies, and less white flour crackers 😉
Such an elegant presentation! These look like the perfect dinner party food.
The dinner club sounds fun. But I really dropped in to say how gorgeous these little ‘boats’ are. GREG
They’re SO pretty!
These are so pretty and great for summer gatherings.
My kind of meal. Yummy!
Thanks, Mary!!! Me, too…who needs a slab o’ meat?!
What beautiful food Lizzy ! I love endives look so good!
I love the bite of good endive – such an awesome flavor! These look quite amazing, and I can just imagine all of those other veggies & feta contrasting with the endive – a fantastic appetizer! Pinning!
i like to think I have seen most dish variations before but this never! I have never seen a combo of these ingredients and I am loving it! We love Mediterranean food around this house and this is perfection
These look so delicious and full of flavor – I think I could nibble on these all summer!
These look great! I’ve never had endives (I know I know) but this looks like a great way to start trying them. 🙂
I can imagine that these boats disappear quickly 🙂 I think I would love them too 🙂
Endives kind of weird me out. I used to get them for dinner a lot when I studied abroad in France. Always cooked though. This boat idea is so fun and that Mediterranean combo inside looks delicious.
Wow, they look amazing Liz! And artichokes are on my New Foods List:@)
PS-Very brave of Bill to join a Dinner Club!
Your Mediterranean endive boats do look marvelous, Liz. Feta, artichokes and olives have me blissfully sailing on those brilliant blue seas surrounding Greece =)