Crunchy Endive Spears with Dill Cream Cheese

Get ready for the holidays with this easy appetizer that can easily be made vegan so that all of your guests may have a bite. Or four.
By Amie Valpone


Get ready for the holidays with this easy vegan appetizer!

Endive Spears with Dill Cream Cheese
This gluten free appetizer can be made vegan. See suggestions below.
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 24
  • 5 oz. Cream cheese, softened or GO Veggie! Vegan Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3 Tbsp. milk, use almond milk to make vegan
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 heads endive, leaves separated
  • 1 cup finely ground crackers, use gluten-free vegan crackers to accommodate more guests
  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, almond milk, oil, dill, sea salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Break apart the endive leaves from the head and lay flat on a serving platter. Transfer cheese mixture onto endive leave. Sprinkle ground crackers atop the cream cheese mixture on each leaf.
  3. Serve chilled.

  1. What is the orange stuff on the Endive Spears with Dill Cream? I looked carefully through the ingredients list & couldn’t find anything to explain the substance. Is it chili oil? Roe? Paprika?
    Then, I thought, OMG, it’s some kind of vegan thing?

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