Belgian Endive and Beetroot Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by PetsRus

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.

Top Review by Bergy

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

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 head 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
  • 44.37 ml sour cream, more if you like
  • 4.92 ml 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.

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