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

Blue cheese, walnut and date syrup little boats

This simple recipe contains just a few ingredients like walnuts, blue cheese, endives and date syrup and it can be an absolute saviour when entertaining.
Course Appetizer, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Mediterranean, Ramona's Cuisine
Keyword appetiser, blue cheese, date syrup, easy starter recipe, endives, entree, sunflower seeds, walnuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 334kcal


  • 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.
Most of the time I do toast the walnuts for that extra taste and flavour but raw ones will do beautifully. Try both and see which one you prefer better.
If you don’t happen to have dates syrup you can equally use a good old honey, maple or agave syrup as well as coconut nectar. 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. ??


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1mg