ENDIVE AVOCADO SALAD (Serves 4)
6 Slices Thick Bacon
1 Head of Curly Endive, trimmed and chopped to bite-size
2 Heads of Belgian Endive, trimmed and chopped to bite-size
2 ripe avocados, chopped to bite-size
1/2 Cup Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
2 TBSP Minced Shallots
1 TBSP Sherry Vinegar (available online or at specialty retailers like Cost Plus)
1/4 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper
Over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp and brown on both sides. Set aside on paper towels to drain. Crumble once cool.
Combine the lettuce, avocado, gorgonzola cheese, and bacon in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the shallot and vinegar. Add olive oil slowly and whisk until fully mixed. Drizzle over salad, toss, salt and pepper to taste.