Jun 11
2012

Endive Cashew Slaw + A Giveaway!

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Summer Endive Cashew Slaw

With the warmer months upon us, and the kids out of school for the summer, we’ve been craving meals cooked on the grill.  I love evenings when Mr. Fuji cooks up a feast on our grill, while the girls play happily in the backyard.  Grilled vegetables, in a rainbow of colors, with juicy grilled chicken or fish seem to taste even better during this time of year.  Maybe it’s that I appreciate it more after a long hot California day, as if Mother Earth is extending a peace offering.  One of the things I love to make when we grill is slaw to serve as a side—it makes a perfect accompaniment to any kind of grilled protein, and is light and refreshing.  As my last OnDiva post I thought I’d share the recipe for my “cheater” slaw.

Fresh California Endive

I say “cheater” because I use endive in place of cabbage—shredding (thinly slicing) endive is ten times easier than shredding cabbage, since heads of endive are compact little bundles that are easy to cut into thin slices.

Shred the endive

I toss shredded endive with a simple Asian-inspired vinaigrette, then add some red chili pepper flakes for a bit of heat and toasted and salted cashews for crunch and extra flavor.  Endive is perfect in a slaw, because it’s juicy, with a bit of crunch.  A refreshing way to celebrate summer.  I want to help one of you celebrate summer, so I’m giving away a box of freshly packed, assorted California endive!  To enter, see the giveaway details after the recipe.

Endive Cashew Slaw

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Endive Cashew Slaw

Makes 5 to 6 servings

For the dressing:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (plain, not seasoned)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 teaspoons liquid honey
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger

6 heads endive, shredded
1 – 3 teaspoons red chili flakes (depending on the level of heat desired)
1 cup roasted and salted cashews

1. Make the dressing: Combine the vegetable oil, sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and ginger in a small bowl, and whisk to combine.

2. Pour the dressing over the shredded endive in a large bowl and toss well.  Sprinkle with red chili flakes and cashews, and toss again.  Serve immediately.

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California Endive Summer Celebration Giveaway

I’m giving away one box of freshly packed, assorted California endive, courtesy of Discover Endive.  Entries will be open until Friday, June 15th at 10pm EST.  One winner will be chosen via random.org on Saturday, June 16th and will be contacted via email.  Because this giveaway is for fresh produce, the winner must have a shipping address in the continental US, excluding Alaska.

To enter: Leave one comment below.

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* Disclosure: I was compensated for recipe development and time as part of my work as an OnDiva for Discover Endive.  Giveaway sponsored by Discover Endive.  As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own!

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J. Katers June 11, 2012 at 11:54 am

I would love the endive so I can make this recipe!

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Kimiko June 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I would love to win a box of endives. I’m actually pretty unfamiliar with endives, so this would be a great opportunity for me to learn how to use them. The slaw looks wonderful!

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Cal June 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm

This recipe looks delicious. It will be a nice change from the broccoli slaw I usually make. I hope I win, as I’ve never cooked with endive before!

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LiztheChef June 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Oh, I love the idea of using endive instead of cabbage – we are big summer slaw fans at our house too.

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Deborah June 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I would have never thought to use endive instead of cabbage in a slaw – brilliant!!

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Therese June 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I would love to try the endive; all the other ingredients are already staples in my house.

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Sara June 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm

The local stores are a bust for produce unless we go to the farmer’s market, I would love to give some fresh endive a shot!

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Rachel June 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Yum! I love endive, but for some reason I never buy it!

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Sarah H.P. June 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

This salad looks heavenly! Can’t wait to try it!

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Kristi June 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

This looks amazing and I might even try the dressing as a dressing for something else. YUM!

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Amy June 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I love endive and your slaw looks so refreshing and delicious. Can’t wait to make some in my own kitchen.

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Meg June 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I was just wondering what to do with some endive I purchases this weekend. Such a timely post!

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Meg June 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

*purchased

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Julie {BananasForBourbon} June 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I look forward to grilling some endive this summer! Yum!

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Rita Held June 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

What a terrific idea for on-deev. I’m on it!

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Urban Wife June 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I would love to try endive, seeing as I still haven’t (hanging my head shamefully) tried it even after all your endive posts. :)

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Pamela June 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm

cool giveaway! i love endives.

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Ally June 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

This looks great. I never thought of subbing endive for cabbage in slaw, what a great idea! :)

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Kenny June 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Endive slaw? That sounds tasty!

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Jean June 11, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I love fresh CA endive! Thanks for this recipe.

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Terrilea June 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Yummy…can’t wait to try this!

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Grishma @Zaikazabard June 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm

never ever had this vegetable! Would love to try it.

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sunnygrrlsb June 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Endives are incredible expensive where I live, but cabbage is cheap! I would love to try this otherwise…

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Kelly G June 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm

this slaw looks great. I can’t wait to try it.

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Mari U June 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

What a great idea! Anything that speeds up cutting is fab!

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scrapper al June 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Yum! I’ve never cooked w/endive so I’d love to win this.

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nuna alberts June 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Yum endive! So delicate, so bitter and so sweet, curling on my fork. I want to make your salad right now!

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Erin June 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I would love to win this!

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joe corelli June 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm

easy is high on my list…& that slaw looks GOOD! joe

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Sue June 12, 2012 at 4:49 am

One of my favorite things about your blog is that you have ideas for using foods that I’m familiar with in ways I never thought of. A box of endive? Fabulous!!!!

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Kori June 12, 2012 at 5:21 am

I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m always looking for Asian inspired flavors for my elderly Japanese parents and this fits perfectly. Thank you.

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sara June 12, 2012 at 6:35 am

Great giveaway – I love endives! :)

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Small Footprints June 12, 2012 at 7:35 am

Oh my vegan heart be still! :-) We love endive … it’s great in salads (this one look yummy) and it’s also great grilled. Thanks so much for this opportunity!
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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mbb June 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

awesome! yum!

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leslie June 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Recipe sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it.

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Jeanna June 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm

What a perfect summer dish! I need to make this.

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carol chin June 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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Susan June 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm

This looks super tasty! I bet this would be wonderful with walnuts and craisens too… which I happen to have on hand!

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BiggMakkl June 13, 2012 at 8:12 am

This slaw looks awesome! Can’t wait to try this. Soup and salad now becomes miso soup and Endive Cashew Slaw!

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Elisa Yzaguirre June 13, 2012 at 10:59 am

Love the idea of a slaw without cabbage and mayo!

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David Sweedler June 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Endive can be grilled gently too. Vietnamese style coleslaw sounds better in the heat of summer.

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David Sweedler June 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Endive can be successfully gently grilled. Vietnamese style coleslaw sounds better in the heat of summer.

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Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction June 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Oooh… This recipe is calling my name. It sounds so perfectly refreshing for summer!

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Audra Lurvey June 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

This would be yummy! Especially since we never can use up a whole head of cabbage for just the two of us!!!!

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Iliana June 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I’d love to win the endive and try your great looking recipes.

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Katie June 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

I’ve only ever made roasted endive. Looks like I could be a lot more adventurous with it!

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Iryna B. June 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I love endive and anything-salad! Hope I win! Thank you.

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sami June 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

i just wanted to say that i gave this a try last weekend and it was a huge hit with a bunch of boys who were, at first, looking at it like: “what’s this vegetation in the middle of our grilled and bbq-ed meat buffet???”

because i like my coleslaw tangy (and because i knew how much meat was going to be at the party), i doubled the vinegar and added ponzu (rather than doubling the soy sauce). i also found these sesame glazed cashews by Dan-D-Pak at the grocery store and they were an awesome addition.

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JoAnn June 22, 2012 at 5:26 am

I love LOVE endive and would love LOVE to try this salad! :)

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