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Apple and Endive Salad With Orange Dressing

A simple salad with mixed greens, apples, endive and pecans that is taken to the next level with a drizzle of tangy, oil-free, orange salad dressing.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 3 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste


  • 2 cups greens (e.g., kale, spinach, swiss chard)
  • 1 head Belgian endive, separated into leaves
  • 2 cups apples, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pecans



  1. Combine orange juice, orange zest, mustard and vinegar in a large salad bowl and stir well with a whisk.
  2. Season with black pepper.


  1. Arrange mixed greens, endives and apples on a serving dish.  Add pecans.
  2. Pour orange dressing over the salad and serve.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.