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Endive Boats with Herbed Goat Cheese and Lox

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Endive Boats with Herbed Goat Cheese and Lox

THE perfect Mother's Day side dish. Or any dish, really.

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Endive Boats with Herbed Goat Cheese and Lox

endive leaves, (from one head)
ounce lox (smoked salmon) - should render 8 slices
ounce softened goat cheese
cup finely chopped herbs. I used basil, thyme and oregano
tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional)


  • 1 Give the herbs a good chop. As finely as you can.
  • 2 Pinch off a small amount of the goat cheese and roll it into a little ball with your hands.
  • 3 Then roll the ball through the herbs, coating evenly. Continue until you get 8 balls.
  • 4 Layer each lox slice inside each endive boat.
  • 5 Place an herbed goat cheese ball at the tip.
  • 6 If you want, squeeze with fresh lemon juice. You can skip this part though.
  • 7 Serve immediately!
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Endive Boats with Herbed Goat Cheese and Lox  

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Are you at a stage in your life where you feel the need to be fancy?

Not like fancy to the point where you say things like "fancy pantsy" because I'm pretty sure we can all agree that's rightly uncomfortable. UNLESS you say it like "faincy paintsy" and you dance around in a circle like a rooster. In that case you're awesome.

Mother's Day is like 20 seconds from now and even if she doesn't say it out loud, your mom wants to feel a little fancy. She does. This is how to make that happen, kittens. Three words.

1) Endive. See, you're already standing taller.

2) Lox. Yep, probably threw an accent in there.


I did too.

15 minutes from start to finish on these FAINCY PAINTSY appies, and you'll be dancing like a rooster with your mom in no time. Just get it on video, fo' da love.

Take an endive head, slice the bottom core off, and separate 8 leaves. Grab some lox (or smoked salmon, but don't ask me to explain the difference to you, because I Wikipedia'd it and got a headache), some fresh herbs (whatever you have!) and some softened goat cheese.Ingredients for Endive Boats with Herbed Goat Cheese and Lox

Give those herbs a goooood chop. I used what I had in the garden. Basil, thyme, oregano. But really, you can use anything.

Chop the herbs

Layer the lox slices in each endive boat.

Layer the lox slices in each endive boat

Take some goat cheese and roll it up into a little ball with your hand, and then roll it around in the chopped herbs until it's all coated up FAINCY PAINTSY like.

Rolling goat cheese ball

Look what you have!

Goat cheese balls

And then you simply put a goat cheese ball at the tip of each boat. I squeezed some fresh lemon juice over the whole thing, but it's totes optional.

Close up of Endive Boats with Herbed Goat Cheese and Lox

Serve this to your mama and watch her be all, "hoooooneeeey, you didn't have toooooo!"

Top view of Endive Boats with Herbed Goat Cheese and Lox

These flavors are so ridiculous; get ready for some serious rooster dancing.

Bev doesn't save dancing like a rooster for just the words "faincy paintsy." She pretty much does it constantly. For more musings, visit her blog at Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.
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