Endive Slaw with Shagbark Hickory Vinaigrette


By Donna Currie March 24, 2012 No Comments on Endive Slaw with Shagbark Hickory Vinaigrette

I never had shagbark hickory syrup until I got a bottle from Fooducopia made by a company called Mystic Hickory. It looked like maple syrup, but the flavor is from molasses and hickory bark syrup.

My first thought was to use it in a savory application, like maybe brushed on grilled meat, or mixed into a barbecue sauce. That would be great … but it’s not what I did.

Instead, I used it in a vinaigrette that I used on endive. The sweetness of the syrup balanced the slight bitterness of the endive, and the tartness of the vinegar balanced the sweetness of the syrup. Pepper added a teeny hint of heat, olive oil added richness, and endive supplied the crunch.

endive slaw

I used both red and green endive, for color, and poppy seeds for an accent. It was a pretty dish. And pretty good, too.

If you don’t like endive, you could use your own favorite greens, or a mix.

Endive Slaw with Shagbark Hickory Vinaigrette

  • 2 cups sliced endive
  • 1 tablespoon Shagbark Hickory Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Put the endive in your serving vessel.

To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and whisk to blend. Or, put them in a small jar and shake to combine.

Drizzle the dressing over the endive, and serve.

shagbark hickory syrupGet the Goods

Make this unique endive slaw with Mystic Hickory’s delicious Shagbark Hickory Syrup.

It’s truly one-of-a-kind!



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