Ever since we sprung forward last weekend I have shifted into spring time mode. I’ve been cleaning like a pregnant woman in her nesting phase. I’ve traded my cowgirl boots for flip flops and I’ve put away the winter scarves and broken out the spring scarves (oh didn’t you know I have a scarf addiction. It’s true). Now if the weather would just cooperate and warm up I won’t look like a fruit loop. Until then I’ll just continue along pretending I’m not still cold and dream about serving sweet little appetizers like these on our deck while sipping on Prosecco. Dare to dream.
Did you know that ENDIVE is always in season? Yes it is! Making it perfect to enjoy anytime of the year. I love using them as personal serving spoons (spears) for any number of fillings. Since I’m rushing spring in I loved the idea of sweet shrimp and creamy avocado with a healthy dose of lime and cilantro for good measure. They are visually stunning and ridiculously easy to pull together so don’t be intimidated. I keep a package of frozen shrimp in my freezer for just in case situations. You know when your husband has invited people over for dinner and forgotten to tell you kind of situations? Maybe that just happens to me (side-eye). Frozen shrimp thaw quickly and cook up even faster.
Now sit back and wait for your hostess with the mostest award because it’s coming.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by California Endive Farms. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.