Belgian Endive (my secret star ingredient for these 3 appetizers) is a leafy vegetable that is firm and crunchy, with a slightly bitter taste. It holds its shape very well which makes it a perfect boat-shaped vessel to hold all kinds of delicious ingredients. Below are my 3 quick tips for a great appetizer. No cooking required.
Appetizer 1 – Hummus jalapeño and pine nut endive boats
Here’s what you’ll need: Belgian Endive (the boat-shaped leafy veggie on the left), jalapeño pepper (or a hot pepper of your choice), hummus, pine nuts and parsley as garnish.
Assemble together and Voila.
Appetizer 2 – Smoked Sockeye salmon with goat cheese
and chives endive boats
What you’ll need: Belgian Endive, goat cheese, chives and smoked Sockeye salmon.
The final result.
Appetizer 3 – Serrano ham, cherry tomato and basil endive boats
Here’s what you’ll need: Belgian Endive, cherry tomatoes, basil and Serrano ham (you can use prosciutto but I find it a bit saltier depends on the brand available to you)
Assemble together and get ready to wow your guests.
Have fun and why not try a combo of your own. These Belgian endive leaves are great for scooping and dipping too, so the possibilities are endless. Enjoy.
Categories: Nibbles & Bites