Endive Salad Happy Bites

What you need
(for about 20-26 ships)

3-4 endives
(mix red and white for color)
1 medium, medium ripe pear
(Barlett or Williams)
3-4 ounces of soft goat cheese
1 tbsp full of liquid honey
2 tsp of nutmeg
a pinch of salt/pepper, to taste
2 tbsp of pine nuts

What you do

Peel the pear and cut into small cubes.
Place the cubes into a saucepan,with the honey and the nutmeg.
Cook, stirring until the pear is tender (3-4 minutes)
Remove from stove and set aside.

Wash the endives, cut 1/2 inch from the bottom, gently separate the leaves and lay them on a platter.
Spread a layer of goat cheese on all leaves, top the cheese with a tsp tip of pear mix.
Sprinkle the pine nuts to garnish and add crunch.

When all ‘ships’ are filled in, their cargo is ready to be delivered to your happy plate!

Endives are a natural immune buster. They are rich in beneficial vitamins. Vitamin A is particularly useful in protecting your eyesight, keeping your eyes sharp and healthy. Endives have natural anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants that protect against cancers. Vitamins C and K, of which they are rich, are being used for research towards new cancer treatments. Vitamin K also helps to make sure that your bones and teeth are correctly supplied with calcium, which they need to stay strong. Endives are a good source of fibers, that help you maintain a healthy digestive system and low cholesterol levels in your blood.