Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cobb Salad Endive Boats

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These little Cobb Salad Endive Boats make a fun addition to any brunch inspired menu!

We plan to enjoy a few this coming Saturday while watching The Kentucky Derby...along with classic Southern Hot Browns (Did she just say classic? Isn't she from the north east?)  I'll do my best...(post to come!)

And what would Derby Day be without a Mint Julep (or 4)?!

For each Cobb Salad Endive Boat, I used two leaves of Endive to form the bottom of the "boat."
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I layered in my Cobb Salad Endive Boats the following:

Sliced Avocado
Tomato
Crisp Bacon
Piece of Grilled Chicken (we had leftover from previous night...it's fine to omit)
Sliced Hard Boiled Egg
Drizzle of Mild Blue Cheese Dressing

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Action Shot ~ scooping avocado slices out of their skin...perfectly ripe!

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Fresh, beautiful, delicious food that's fun to look at ...and better to eat! 

Enjoy!
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10 comments:

Heather said...

These are way too cute! Such a fun concept!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Those look really fantastic. I love eating salad with my fingers. Maybe its my inner 4 yr old trying to come out - I don't know - but salad eaten with fingers is far superior to fork salad. Yeah, I'm strange like that LOL!!

Enjoy the hot browns. I made them last year and they were a HIT! YUM!

Nuts about food said...

Brilliant in its simplicity! Are you surprised we are both thinking brunch...?

Lea Ann said...

I love this idea. I made endive boats once with some sort of cheese mixture. Don't that make a wonderful little vessel?

Jenn said...

Girl, the things you do to make food look so elegant and lovely...it's amazing!!! I've never seen a piece of endive look so inviting! And I look forward to seeing what you do with the classic hot brown... LOVE them!!

Nicole said...

I must be very out of touch! I don't know what a hot brown is (I'm also from the northeast, maybe that's my excuse?) Either that or I have a very bad memory. I can't wait to see your post! These endive boats look YUMM!!!!

Magic of Spice said...

What a fun way to present this salad...Love them!
I hope you have a great weekend and a Very Happy Mother's Day :)

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

simply adorable happy mothers day hugs

Mary said...

What a fabulous idea - that I will soon be stealing :-). It is a wonderful presentation and your photos are terrific. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Karen said...

My goodness...I've missed so much in just a few days.
These are awesome. I love that a little cobb salad is all wrapped up in one package. Really cute!