Endive makes a perfect salad to accompany a festive and rich holiday meal. The chopped leaves are light, crunchy, and refreshingly bitter, sparked with a tangy sherry-pistachio vinaigrette and topped with sweet, crunchy pistachios. Compared to other nut oils, pistachio oil has a particularly strong flavor. Its rich, slightly sweet taste complements the bitterness of the endives and elevates the salad to “special occasion” status — or even “is there any more salad?” status. Bon appetit!
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Sweet, earthy golden beets; crisp, peppery watercress, and tangy, salty cheese combine in a lively salad. Perfect as a starter or a light lunch!
Hazelnuts, also called filberts, have a rich nuttiness that compliments beets’ sweet earthiness. But great taste is only one of hazelnuts’ virtues: they are high antioxidants including vitamin E and vitamin A, a natural antioxidant with cancer-preventing properties. They also provide B-group vitamins, particularly vitamin B5 and B6. And hazelnuts are an excellent source of minerals, particularly manganese, selenium and zinc. What’s not to love?