Game Day Goodie: Grilled Endive and Red Onion Summer Salad

by | Aug 10, 2018 | Articles, Life & Style, Nutrition

Looking for an exciting way to serve salad this summer? Try grilling your lettuce and dazzling with nutrient-rich figs! Sure to satisfy your taste buds without busting your waistline.


What you will need

1 lime

4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar, divided

1 tbsp. honey

¾ tsp. salt, divided

6 medium heads Belgian endive, quartered

3 medium red onions, cut into 1-inch wedges

8 large fresh figs or 1 cup dried, halved

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil



Preheat grill to medium-high.


Zest lime. Whisk the zest with 2 tablespoons each oil, vinegar, and honey with ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl.


Juice the lime. Whisk the juice with the remaining 2 tablespoons each oil, vinegar, and ½ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add endive and onions; toss to coat. Grill the vegetables, in batches if necessary, until softened and lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side.


Arrange the vegetables on a large platter. Top with figs and basil and drizzle with the dressing.

To make ahead: Hold at room temperature for up to 2 hours or refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

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Nutrition Facts per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories: 157, Fat: 7 gm, Protein: 2 gm, Carbohydrates: 23 gm, Fiber: 5 gm