Endive with Avocado and Salsa

Who doesn’t like chips and salsa?! I don’t think there is a soul out there that doesn’t! Here’s a recipe that lets you ditch the processed chips and canned salsa with a creamy, fresh ‘n spicy twist to liven up your weekend…or maybe even your weeknight! 😉

Endive with Avocado and Salsa

Salsa

  • 4-5 Endives (depending on how many people you are serving you may need more or less!
  • 4 Plum Tomatoes
  • 1/2c Basil, rinsed and chopped!
  • Cilantro (1 bunch) rinsed and chopped!
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • The juice of 1/2 a lemon. (Hint: Give your lemon a few good rolls on your counter before slicing and juicing, it gets all the lemon juice flowing!)

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1. Chop tomato’s and onions.

(Sorry about the poor lighting!)

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2. Add 2 TBSP olive oil

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3. Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a lemon.

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3. Add in cilantro, basil and garlic and mix well. Set aside while you prepare Avocado Spread.

Avocado Spread

  • 1 Avocado (This is enough to make a serving for 2-3 people)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Juice of 2 lemon wedges
  • Finely Crushed Red Pepper
  • Frontier Pizza Seasoning

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1. Slice Avocado in 1/2, and remove pit. I don’t have a photo of us removing the pit, but I just use a spoon.

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2. Scoop Avocado out of it’s skin with a spoon and place into a small bowl.

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3. Add in red pepper and pizza seasoning and mash with a potato masher!

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Mmmm…lookin’ good!

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4. Once mashed add in the juice of 2 lemon wedges, salt, pepper and mix well. Set Aside while your prepare Endives.

Endives

Wash Endives in cold water, slice off end and peel off leaves. As you pull of leaves you will have to keep slicing a bit of the end off, too peel nice leaves.

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5. Separate leaves out on a large plate or serving dish.

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6. Using a knife spread the avocado spread on endive.

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7. Using a spoon, scoop salsa onto the endive, on top of the avocado spread.

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IMG_1818       Oh, baby that looks delicious, doesn’t it?!

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