Red endive appetizers

Red endive appetizers
Red endive (radicchio) leaves can be filled to make very elegant snacks. The filling shown here combines cheese with sardines.
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Last modified on: May 13th 2020

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Stage 1 - 3 min.
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Use a fork to mix 100 g cream cheese with a few finely chopped chives.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Add 50 g sardines in oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice...

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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...and mix thoroughly.

Add salt if necessary (this will depend on your cheese) and pepper, then check the seasoning.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Rinse 1 red Belgian endive, cut off and separate all the leaves.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Fill each leaf with the filling mixture (it's not essential, but a forcing bag is ideal for this).

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Top each one with a sliver of red mixed pickle.

That's all there is to it. Keep refrigerated if you'll be serving them later.


Of course, if you don't have red endives, which have a short season, the green variety will work just as well.

Similarly, you can also change the filling and use mackerel rillettes, salmon rillettes or Oriane's tuna rillettes .


A few hours in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
220 Kcal or 921 Kj33 gr8 gr7 gr
11 %13 %1 %1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
86 Kcal or 360 Kj13 gr3 gr3 gr
4 %5 %<1 %<1 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
11 Kcal or 46 Kj2 gr< 1 gr< 1 gr
1 %1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Cream cheeseCream cheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cheese and tomato tart, Spinach and cashew brik rolls, Summery cheese on toast, Oriane's tuna rillettes , Tomato and cream cheese terrine, ... All
Sardines in oil Sardines in oil : You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Surf and turf club sandwich, Tartine du pêcheur , ... All
Red mixed pickleRed mixed pickle: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bistro sandwich, ... All
Red Belgian endiveRed Belgian endive: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Bistro-style red endive salad, ... All

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