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Endive Boats Filled With Tuna, Hummus, and Olives
Killer App: Endive Boats

The other night I got home from work and was starving. Unfortunately we had late dinner plans that evening, so I couldn't chow down too heavily. We also had limited supplies in our cabinets; there was no bread, crackers, or fruit to snack on. Oddly there were several heads of fresh endives and I figured that was a good place to start.

Endive is great in that you can trim the bottoms off and use the leaves in lieu of crackers. Sometimes I just dollop a mixture of blue cheese and candied walnuts on the ends, and other times I use a tapenade or a hummus. This time I ended up cleaning out my pantry blending canned tuna, hummus — it was a nice replacement for mayonnaise — sundried tomato/olive tapenade, and chopped cherry tomatoes into a creamy mixture. I then placed a small spoonful on each end. It ended up being the perfect snack and I was able to save the rest of the mixture — which I put on top of a bed of leafy greens — for lunch the next day.

If you've never had endive, I suggest you give it a try. The outer leaves tend to be more bitter than the inner ones, which are creamy and mild. Just think of them as carb-free savory crackers, and top them with whatever you feel like! They're a great personal snack and make for an elegant appetizer. Most people are always thrilled by them, so give it a go and let us know what you make!

Comments
nancita
nancita
This looks so tasty. I love endive and I have some tapenade I could use for this.
Food
Food
ilanac13 - i must admit i was a little worried with what i was going to end up with. I pretty much threw in all these things that I like and luckily they tasted great together!
Catipa
Catipa
These look really good, can't wait to try them.
aimeeb
aimeeb
Neat!
ilanac13
ilanac13
that's pretty ingenius. i don't know if i would have been that creative but not only did you make something tastey - it's rather pretty to look at as well.
Jude-C
Jude-C
That's brilliant! What a great tip :)
will205
will205
pretty!
Bettyesque
Bettyesque
Looks pretty not a fan of endive though.
tkoblondee
tkoblondee
Endive is a yummy, crunchy low carb food that I love! :P
GrapeBubbleGum
GrapeBubbleGum
This looks delicious...and creative! I'd never have thought to use endives instead of crackers.
Angelica
Angelica
Yumsters! That looks delish!
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