Blue cheese, walnut and dates syrup little boats

A generous white plate full of blue cheese, walnut and date syrup boats.

This blue cheese, walnut and date syrup boats is such a must-try recipe, a perfect combination and marriage of ingredients.

I have made this over Christmas period and my mum tried it too. She was very intrigued by the combo and she noted down the recipe, saying she’ll prepare the ‘boats’ again, for my dad as well pretty soon when she reaches home. This must be good then 😄

Truthfully, you eat those and your whole mouth will be so overwhelmed with joy. It’s all very tasty and equally healthy.

This can be a beautiful appetizer, snack or a nice, fine start to any meal.

It is impressive, it’s all I could say for both eyes and taste buds.
The beauty of this is that it’s ready in a flash and all you will need is 4 ingredients.

Yes, only four! Or…5 😉

Blue cheese, walnut and date syrup little boats

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 endives (chicory)
  • 100 g walnuts
  • 100 g blue cheese (soft)
  • 3-4 tbsp date syrup
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds (optional, toasted)


  • Wash the endives and shake off the water.
  • Remove each leaf and place on a serving plate.
  • On each leaf place two pieces of walnut and two crumbs of cheese.
  • When finished all to arrange, drizzle carefully the dates syrup making sure each leaf gets a fair share.
  • Optionally finish off with a sprinkle of toasted sunflower seeds.
  • It's as simple as this. No fuss. 💆🏻


I normally use either a beautiful creamy blue cheese or a Stilton. Use any good quality blue cheese.
I do sometimes toast the walnut for that something else taste but raw ones will do beautifully. Try both and see which one you prefer.
If you don't happen to have dates syrup you can equally use a good old honey, maple or agave syrup. A homemade runny fruit jam would suffice too!
Endives... oh... lovely, healthy and yummy in my tummy ;-))
Close-up of an endive 'boat' full of delicious blue cheese, date syrup and walnuts.
... what a beautiful and truly healthy stuff this is! If you've never tried it, dare!
Dare and share, I'd say!. I'm sure you will be absolutely delighted with this. 👌👌



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