A month or so ago, I received a giant box of California endives from California Vegetable Specialties to use in my recipe for the January Kitchen Play Progressive Party. I ended up with lots of endives left over to enjoy: this Endive and Satsuma Mandarin Salad is another of the recipes I made with them.

endive orange salad

California endive is grown throughout the year, so while it’s not a local food for me, it’s still a healthy choice for winter salads. Here, the bitter raw endive meets up with sweet satsuma mandarin oranges. A little creamy goat cheese and minced parsley join the party, then everything is drizzled with olive oil. Very simple and very delicious.

I love satsumas because they are seedless and easy to peel, but any type of citrus can be substituted for the mandarin oranges: try clementines, tangerines, or blood oranges, or use sliced or sectioned white or pink grapefruit. It is best to choose citrus that peels easily, but if yours doesn’t, use a sharp paring knife to cut the peel and pith away from the citrus flesh.

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endive salad with oranges

Don’t forget that Kitchen Play is holding a contest for anyone who wants to cook my braised endives (it’s fine to come up with your own variation, too) or any of the other endive recipes on this month’s Progressive Party menu. The winner for each course will receive $100, so check out Kitchen Play for the full details, how to enter, and a look at the other recipes for inspiration. You can try one or all of the courses in the January menu…the contest runs through January 31, 2011.

This post is linked to Simple Lives Thursday.


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    Lara Knight — January 11, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    That looks wonderful!!! Ok – now I am ready for lunch!

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    Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan — January 11, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    Beautiful! Never tried satsuma before…just the products from body shop haha.

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    Jessica Meyer — January 11, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Absolutely STUNNING! Creative way to use endive as well. Can’t wait to try.

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    Evan Thomas — January 11, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    Beautiful photography! Great colors and ingredients.

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    Christina — January 11, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    What a beautiful, colorful salad!

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    Tiffany — January 11, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    Colorful and fresh! Perfect for the winter when it’s easy to forget to eat with your eyes!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — January 11, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    A beautiful salad with a wonderful combination of flavors! Endive can be scarce in the stores in this area, but if I can find some I’m definitely going to give this a try.

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    suchitra — January 12, 2011 @ 1:47 am

    looks simple and delicious!

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    Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite — January 12, 2011 @ 5:55 am

    Winnie it’s absolutely gorgeous! Such beautiful colours and bright flavours for this dark weather we’re having.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 12, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    What a nice refreshing salad. The juicy sweetness of the satsumas and the slight bitterness of the endives must really be palate cleansing.

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    Fight the Fat Foodie — January 12, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    What a delicious looking recipe!

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    Maria — January 12, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    Beautiful salad! Refreshing too!

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    Jeanette — January 12, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    What a beautiful salad. I love oranges in salads, they really brighten up the flavors!

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    Bullet — January 12, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    These pictures are beautiful and this recipe sounds amazing!

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    Monet — January 12, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    The simplicity of this recipe is what appeals to me. I know that each of the ingredients is full of flavor and texture, so I can only imagine how amazing the whole package tastes. The bitter endive…the sweet citrus…the salty goat cheese. Wow! I am wishing I could snack on one of these right now. Another wonderful post, another beautiful recipe. Thank you for sharing with me. Stay warm and safe during the rest of the week!

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    Jenny @ meltingbutter — January 13, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    wow, very interesting flavours and great photgraphy…well done! :)

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    The Housewife Diary — January 13, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    This salad both sounds amazing and looks amazing. Your pictures are beautiful. I love when things that look good are also good for you. Congrats on your FB Top 9!

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    colleen — January 13, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    this photo is beautiful.

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    A little bit of everything — January 14, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Absolutely stunning Winnie. What a creative way to cook endives.
    Congratulations on Top 9

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    nipponnin — January 16, 2011 @ 11:46 pm

    Wonderful photos and looks refreshing! This is great for appetizier.

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