Belgian Endive and Beetroot Salad

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

My mother used to make endive salad (witlof salade) in different ways; I thought I share them with you. She used to use mayonnaise but I usually use the sour cream. I would think you can use your own favorite dressing on this but I would suggest you make it a creamy one. Use as much dressing on this as you like, the 3 tablespoons are just a guide line. I sometimes cheat and buy the beets in a jar! The amount of this salad depends on the size of the endive and the beets.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 heads Belgian endive, the bitter core removed and finely chopped (chicory)
  • 2 cooked beets, coarsely grated or chopped in cubes
  • 1 apple, coarsely grated or chopped in cubes
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream, more if you like
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • salt and pepper


  1. Mix the sour cream with the mustard and add salt and pepper.
  2. Combine with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Variations: use (as many as you like) chopped hard-boiled eggs instead of the beets, then leave out the mustard and use some curry powder in the sour cream.
  4. Add some chopped green onion.
  5. Use 4-6 oz cubed or chopped cheese of your choice instead of the beets.


Most Helpful

Very interesting combination of ingredients resulting in an excellent salad.. everyone enjoyed it. I used cottage cheese, whipped for the dressing instead of sour cream.. I made it in the morning but did not put dressing on it until just before serving. This is a" do again" recipe Thanks PetsRus This is indeed a do again salad - Once again I used Cottage Cheese just mixed in the mustard, salt & Pepper, put it in the middle of the salad and tossed it at the table. Love Endive Thanks again Pets"R"us

Bergy June 24, 2004

If you are a fan of Belgian Endive (Chicory) and Beets, then you are in for a treat with this simple yet tasty salad. It turns a very pretty pink color from the beets and has a refreshing taste. Thanks for sharing this easy, tasty salad.

HeatherFeather March 24, 2003

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