Charring endive and fennel gives texture and flavor to a healthy winter lentil salad while Diced Dried Plums add sweetness to counter the sharp edge of the shallot vinaigrette.
Yield: 4 servings
Soak the dried plums in the vinaigrette.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. In a bowl, mix the fennel and endive with enough oil to lightly coat. Season with salt.
Put the fennel and endive on the grill pan and grill until charred on at least one side. The core of the endive should soften but not become completely soft. Return the fennel and endive to the bowl and mix with the plums and shallot vinaigrette. Add the lentils and some of the fennel fronds and mix to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.