Endive Pear Walnut Salad

If you enjoy a healthy and satisfying salad, you will love this Endive Pear Walnut Salad. It’s a delicious meal perfect for lunch or a light dinner, and with only 5 ingredients, it’s ready to serve in just 10 minutes!

An Easy Endive Pear Walnut Salad…

We love salads, and this Endive Pear Walnut Salad simply had to be elevated to the next level of flavor! Our recipe includes thinly sliced pears, celery, and chopped walnuts, all coming together in a perfect balance of taste and texture.

And let’s not forget about our mouth-watering honey mustard dressing, which adds the final touch to make this salad burst with flavors that will leave you wanting more! For more delicious salads, try our Arugula Artichoke & Burrata Salad, Best Orzo Salad with Spinach, and Healthy Apple Bok Choy Salad. And for more healthy salads, don’t miss our Fennel and Apple Salad, String Beans and Chickpeas Salad, and Easy Italian Potato Salad.

Square white platter with endive leaves, sliced pears, chopped walnuts, and dressing in a small jar on the side.

Ingredients Needed For This Healthy Salad…

No need to embellish or add additional seasonings to this salad to make it look or taste amazing! It already is. So, for this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Belgian Endives: Choose at least 2 bulbs, 1 white & 1 red, or both white (see my notes below).
  • Celery: You will need about 2 stalks of celery, sliced for some extra texture and crunch.
  • Pear: Choose one Bartlett pear for this salad. If it is a large one, you can use 1/2 of the pear, as I did in this salad.
  • Walnuts: Choose either chopped or whole walnuts, they will add some crunch, Omega-3’s, and even protein to this salad.
  • Salad Dressing: Try our homemade Honey Mustard Dressing (only 6 ingredients)! It is amazingly fresh-tasting, super easy to make, and goes perfectly with this salad.
  • Soft or Hard Boiled Eggs: This is optional. We like adding some protein to the salad, and you can have 1 or 2 eggs, boiled, and sliced in halves.

Ingredients displayed on a black board, one pear, lemon, jar of dressing, 2 bulbs of endives, stalks of celery and a package of chopped walnuts.

How to Make this Endive Salad?

This healthy salad is very easy to pull off! It has many flavors and textures that are sublime in every bite. Before you start, it’s a good idea to make our Honey Mustard Dressing, and keep it chilled, until you’re ready to serve the salad.

Quick Directions To Make It:

(*Full printable recipe card below!)

  1. Arrange the Endives: First, grab a large platter or salad bowl. Arrange your endive leaves to your liking. Here, they are layered and displayed in a circle on the platter.
  2. Slice the Celery: Slice the stalks of celery and scatter them over the endive leaves.
A platter with white and red endive leaves displayed with sliced celery scatter on top.

3. Slice the Pear: Thinly slice the pear, and arrange on top over the endives.

4. Add Walnuts: Then scatter on top with chopped walnuts. Add the eggs on the side. NOTE: Here is where you can cover with clear wrap, and chill the salad until you are ready to serve it.

A pear is sliced on a black cutting board, and a salad with sliced pears on top of endive leaves.

5. Prepare the Dressing: Make our homemade Honey Mustard Dressingit’s the best! Then drizzle a couple of teaspoons over the salad, to your liking, and serve with extra dressing on the side. Then serve!

A square platter with endive leaves, sliced pears, hard boiled eggs and dressing on the side.

Recipe Variations…

  • For Endives: We used a package of endives, with white and red bulbs. You can also use all-white bulbs or all-red bulbs, either one is perfect for this salad.
  • Additional Greens: Go ahead and add additional greens to this salad. Try some arugula or sweet Boston lettuce, and create the bottom layer with them.
  • Different Nuts: Although we prefer salty walnuts with our endive salad, feel free to try it with pistachios, shredded almonds, or even pine nuts.
  • Add Something Sweet: Toss in some currants, raisins, or cranberries into the salad, these will add additional textures and sweetness to the salad.

Q & A…

  1. Can we omit the eggs? Yes, you can leave them out. You can adapt easily to your taste.
  2. Can we use a different salad dressing? Yes, if you prefer, try it with a different dressing of your choice.
  3. How long will this salad stay fresh? It’s best to serve it the day you make it. But, it will stay fresh for up to 2 days; so you can take leftovers to work the following day.

Make Ahead & Store…

Make Ahead: You can make this salad a few hours before serving, but without the dressing on the side until you are ready to serve it.

To Store: Cover your salad with clear wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. When you are ready to serve, remove the clear wrap, drizzle the honey mustard dressing, and serve.

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Endive Pear Walnut Salad

A white square platter with endive leaves, sliced pears, and chopped walnuts on top with dressing over it.

This Healthy Endive Pear Walnut salad is loaded with endive leaves, sliced pears, celery, and chopped walnuts. Dressed with our easy-to-make honey mustard dressing made every bit of this salad pop! Ideal for a healthy lunch or light dinner.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 bulbs of Belgian Endives (1 white & 1 red)
  • 2 stalks of celery - sliced
  • 1/2 of a large Bartlett pear - thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 or 2 soft boiled eggs - sliced in halves
  • 4 Tbsp. Honey Mustard Dressing (see our notes below)

Instructions

  1. Rinse the endive bulbs and use a paper towel to dry them. Then cut off the ends, peel off each leaf, and lay them in a circular design on your platter. Lay the red endives over the white for the contrast color.
  2. Scatter the sliced celery over them. Then top the endive leaves with sliced pear and arrange it to your preference.
  3. Scatter on top with chopped walnuts.
  4. Slice the hard-boiled eggs in halves and place them on the side.
  5. Drizzle with our honey mustard dressing and serve. Serve it woth extra dressing on the side.

Notes

Storing and Made Ahead: You can make this salad a few hours before serving but without the dressing. But hold the dressing until you are ready to serve it. Cover your salad platter with clear wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator.

When you are ready to serve, remove the clear wrap, drizzle the honey mustard dressing, and place it on your table.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4 Servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: .5gCholesterol: 0mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3.4gSugar: 6.7gProtein: 2.8g

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