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Winter salad recipe: roasted leek, endive, walnut and apple salad with goat's cheese

Sophie Wright / 18 November 2014

A winter salad recipe that combines the savoury warmth of roasted leeks with crispy apple, bitter endive and creamy goat's cheese to make a lunch or light dinner.

Roasted leek, endive, walnut and apple salad with goat's cheese
Roasted leek, endive, walnut and apple salad with goat's cheese

Preparation time

15 minutes

Cooking time

30 minutes




  • 3 leeks, most of the tough green top removed and the remaining part cut into quarters
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2-3 red endives, leaves separated
  • 100g halved walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 eating apples, e.g. Braeburn, cut into thin slices
  • 300g goat's cheese log, crumbled
  • 100g pomegranate seeds
For the dressing
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • 1 dessert spoon cider vinegar
  • 3 dessert spoons extra virgin rape seed oil
  • Salt and pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Place the leeks on a baking tray and drizzle with the oil. Season with salt and pepper, cover with foil and place into the hot oven for 25-30 minutes.

2. While your leeks are cooking, you can prepare the rest of your ingredients as instructed above and make your dressing. Place the Dijon mustard in a small jar along with the honey, vinegar and the oil. Add a little salt and pepper, place the lid on top and shake hard until the dressing is combined.

3. Once the leeks are cooked, remove them from the oven and cut into quarters, lengthways.  Mix the leeks and endive leaves with the walnuts, sliced apples and pomegranate seeds. Dress lightly with half of the dressing and pile onto a big platter. Top with crumbled goat's cheese and finish with the remaining dressing.

Our thanks to for permission to use this recipe.


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