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Wilted Endive Lettuce with Orange, Dates, and Almonds

Experiment - I'm sure any other slightly bitter green would be equally delicious when paired with bright citrus and sweet dates.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Canadian
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 1 head endive lettuce greens
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp crushed chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp almonds toasted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp pitted dates chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add garlic, and cook until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add lettuce, orange zest and juice. Saute until stems are tender and leaves are bright green. Add chili flakes and season with salt.
  • Remove from heat and toss in almonds and dates. Serve warm.