Belgian Endive Salad with Avocado, Piave and Pistachio Aillade

  • Yield: 4 servings


Pistachio Aillade

  • 1 each garlic clove, grated with a Microplane®
  • ½ cup pistachios, whole
  • 1 each anchovy, made into paste
  • ½ cup pistachio oil
  • ¼ each lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • ¼ cup shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, as needed
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Belgian Endive Salad

  • 8 heads white Belgian endive
  • Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
  • ½ lemon


  • 3 each Hass avocados, small
  • Extra virgin olive oil, as needed
  • Maldon sea salt, as needed


Pistachio Aillade
In a mortar add pistachios. Pound and grind nuts until fine. Add anchovy, garlic, pistachio oil, lemon zest, tarragon and salt. Mix thoroughly until everything is combined.

Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, Champagne vinegar, shallots, mustard and salt and a few turns of pepper. Add the extra virgin olive oil, whisking constantly.

Belgian Endive Salad
Cut off ends of the Belgian endives and peel off the leaves. Save half of the leaves whole and cut the remaining half of leaves in half. Place all the endive in a bowl. In the bowl with the Belgian endive, dress with the Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette, a squeeze of lemon juice and kosher salt.


Cut all the avocados in half and take out the pits. Cut the avocados in half to make quarters. Peel off the skin. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with Maldon sea salt.

  • Pistachio Aillade
  • Avocado quarters
  • 1 chunk of Piave cheese
  • Belgian Endive Salad
  • ½ cup pistachios, whole
  • 2 ½ tablespoons pistachios, roughly chopped
  1. On the center of each plate, smear 1 ounce of Pistachio Aillade into a circle. Place 1 quarter of avocado in the center.
  2. Grate Piave with a ribbon cheese grater to cover. Pile endive on top, garnish with whole pistachios, and top with 1 quarter of avocado.
  3. Repeat this for one more layer. Finish the salad with a heavy grating of Piave cheese and top with roughly chopped pistachios.

nutrition facts

Based on 4 servings

Per serving:

  • Calories670
  • Total Fat65g
  • Saturated Fat9g
  • Sodium1610mg
  • Total Carbohydrate24g
  • Dietary Fiber14g
  • Protein7g
  • Calcium69mg
  • Iron2mg
  • Potassium1084mg

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