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Serves: 4

4 small red endives

2 oranges, cut into segments and all white pith removed

1 ball of good quality buffalo mozzarella

watercress and fresh mint leaves to serve

For the balsamic dressing:

These measurements are guidelines only – you may prefer your dressing more oily, vinegary or sweeter

150ml extra virgin olive oil

50ml apple honey spiced balsamic vinegar (or ordinary balsamic)

1tsp runny honey

1tsp wholegrain mustard

1 small clove garlic, crushed

½tsp sea salt and crushed black pepper

Endive, orange & mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing This easy salad is so quick to put together and is utterly gorgeous. The slight bitterness of these small red endives complement the sweetness of the orange. Add beautiful creamy mozzarella, and you have a sublime main course salad. This can all be prepared well in advance, … Continue reading "Endive, orange & mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing"

Endive, orange & mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing

This easy salad is so quick to put together and is utterly gorgeous. The slight bitterness of these small red endives complement the sweetness of the orange. Add beautiful creamy mozzarella, and you have a sublime main course salad. This can all be prepared well in advance, simply add the dressing when you are about to serve.

  1. Put all the dressing ingredients in a jam jar and shake like crazy. It should emulsify to produce a thick sauce. Taste and tweak to your palate.
  2. Cut the endives into individual leaves. Soak in some cold water to clean and crisp, then dry thoroughly. 
  3. Put some watercress on a platter. Arrange the endives, scatter over the prepared orange and tear the mozzarella. Just before serving, sprinkle over the mint leaves and drizzle over the dressing.

Recipe developer Charlotte Butterworth creates delicious, easy, healthy recipes that work around real life. Find more of her recipes on Instagram or Facebook @theneedy.greedy 

Created out of a passion for hosting and the huge surge in people wanting to recreate Instagram ready looks at home, Sarah and Alexandra founded SET – Tables with Style, to give clients access to the world of tablescaping. Hiring out beautifully curated table settings throughout Kent and East Sussex for gatherings for 2-16 guests, each luxury package comes complete with everything you need to create the perfect table, from the plates to the atmospheric table lighting, candle holders, crisp linens and fabulous florals. Simply choose from five styles and SET delivers to your door along with setting instructions to recreate the look at home. For the ultimate experience you can opt for SET Up where Sarah and Alexandra lay the table for you and can arrange fresh floral arrangements to complement your chosen look. You then enjoy, rinse and return. Prices start at £30 per person. 

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