This is a fun salad that I came up with sometime last year. The inspiration comes from salads I’ve had at restaurants and homes across Europe, especially in Germany and France. I’d seen endives (chicory) prior to moving to Europe over ten years ago, but they seem to be much more popular and celebrated on this side of the Atlantic. That said, I have had some great endive salads in Montreal, too.
Why are so many vegetarian cookbook authors bashful or apologetic about salads? Not me! I’m proud of my salads: I love serving them to others, and I enjoy eating them myself. Done right, salads are interesting, delicious, and nutritious. What’s to be afraid of?