Creamy Beet Spread with Endive Leaves

Published October 1, 2005.

Why this recipe works:

This Creamy Beet Spread with Endive Leaves recipe takes the flavors of a classic bistro salad and re-imagines it in appetizer form. We prefer to buy a chunk of blue cheese and crumble it fresh for the salad; precrumbled blue cheese can be dry and bland. Toasting the walnuts in a skillet… read more

This Creamy Beet Spread with Endive Leaves recipe takes the flavors of a classic bistro salad and re-imagines it in appetizer form. We prefer to buy a chunk of blue cheese and crumble it fresh for the salad; precrumbled blue cheese can be dry and bland. Toasting the walnuts in a skillet intensifies both their flavor and color.

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Makes about 3 cups

Make-Ahead Note: This creamy spread gets better as it sits and can be made up to 1 day in advance. To prevent discoloration, cut the endive as close as possible to serving time.

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