- November 16, 2022
- Modified On: September 26, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
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Endive Appetizer with Goat Cheese
If you love healthy and yummy recipes, go ahead and reach for this endive appetizer with goat cheese, oranges, and mint.
Get your next party started with these ready-in-minutes endive boats. This endive appetizer also works great as an afternoon snack.
This appetizer is super easy to make, and the goat cheese mixture perfectly compliments the slightly bitter endive. Plus, the fresh mint adds a refreshing accent.
This endive appetizer comes together in just a few minutes!
When I need an easy appetizer for date night or having friends over, I love having a recipe on hand that takes just minutes to make yet is impressive. Enter this deliciously healthy goat cheese appetizer.
I put together a few of my favorite ingredients: Belgian endive, mandarin oranges, creamy goat cheese, and mint. Each endive leaf is a combination of delicious flavors!
To make this endive appetizer, you will need:
Belgian endive: This is such a fun vegetable, because each endive leaf has the shape of a little boat. This creates the canvas for this endive appetizer.
Goat cheese: Note that 5 ounces should be about the size of a log of goat cheese. Some logs are a little smaller, though, about 4 ounces.
Mandarin oranges: I like how the mandarin oranges provide a juicy sweet tang.
Mint: I love the way that the fresh mint accents the goat cheese.
I always like to include substitution options, so try these when making this endive appetizer.
- If you don’t have goat cheese, use cream cheese or blue cheese.
- If you want a warm snack, you can bake the goat cheese in a baking dish for about 15 minutes. Baked goat cheese is so tasty!
- If you want to make the appetizer more decadent, top it with a little drizzle of olive oil.
- If you want to make the endive boat spicy, add a dash of red pepper flakes and use herbed goat cheese as a base.
Making this endive appetizer is incredible easy.
First, portion out your goat cheese.
Then separate the endive leaves.
Fill each leaf with goat cheese.
Top with orange wedges
And there you have it! Serve this mandarin orange appetizer recipe at your next gathering, or impress your significant other by offering this beautiful endive goat cheese appetizer before dinner.
Or if you’re like me, have some endive with goat cheese as an afternoon snack.
The best part? Each endive boat is just 42 calories. So you can definitely eat more than one of these tangy goat-cheese-stuffed appetizers.
As with any produce, it’s a good idea to give endive a rinse under running water before you use it.
Raw endive is a little bitter and also has a very crisp texture. That flavor comes across in this endive appetizer. When cooked, endive’s flavor becomes less sharp and takes on a mellow sweetness.
You can do so many things with Belgian endive! You can make appetizers and salads with it. The vegetable is full of hydrating water and also provides fiber, which is satiating and helps control cholesterol levels.
More plant-based appetizers
If you enjoy this endive appetizer, you’ll also like:
Endive Appetizer with Goat Cheese
- 1 head Belgian endive
- 5 ounces soft goat cheese
- 2½ seedless mandarin oranges
- 2 tbsp fresh mint, torn
- Separate endive leaves.
- Fill each leaf with goat cheese.
- Top with orange wedges and mint.
I’d love to hear from you! Let me know if you make this endive appetizer!
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