The delicate-looking and slightly bitter Belgian endive, which is native to its namesake nation, appears frequently in salads, particularly those inspired by French cuisine. Although chefs adore it, dismissing it as just a fancy salad green ignores the reality that it is also delicious baked, grilled, braised, or served raw on a crudités plate. It’s truly that adaptable.
Belgian endiveBelgian Endive is a chicory variety. It has slender, cream-white leaves with yellow ends that grow in a compact, tight baton shape and connect at the top.