Endive-Blue Cheese Salad

Endive-Blue Cheese Salad is a delicious, easy and quick (35) minute recipe for an Italian-style vegetable and fruit dinner salad. The only cooking will be for the prosciutto. Key Ingredients: Bing cherries, prosciutto, shallots and Blue cheese with an easy homemade salad dressing included. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, gluten-free, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings with a (1-1/3) cup serving size. Endive-Blue Cheese Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.endive-blue-cheese-salad

Prep Time: 35 Minutes.


1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil +2 Tbsp, divided
4 thin slices prosciutto
2 cups Bing cherries, pitted, halved, divided
2 Tbsp raspberry vinegar
1 Tbsp chopped shallots
1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
1/2 tsp sugar
1/8 ttsp salt
8 cups torn curly endive
1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles


1. Heat the 1 teaspoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto and cook, turning once or twice, until crispy, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Break each slice into 3 “crisps.”

2. Place the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 cup of the cherries, vinegar, shallots, tarragon, sugar and salt in a blender; puree until smooth.

3. Toss the in a large bowl with the remaining cherries and the dressing. Divide the salad among 6 plates. Top each salad with a scant 1 tablespoon blue cheese and 2 prosciutto crisps.

Yield: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: 1-1/3 cups per serving.

Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1/2 Fruit + 1/2 Vegetable + 1/2 Meat(L) + 1-1/2 Fat

Calories: 144, Total Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat:3g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 423mg, Sugars: 7g, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 6g

Original recipe and image from: Meredith Corporation. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/frisee_salad_cherries_blue_cheese.html

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