Belgian endive is a source of thiamin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamins B6 and C, as well as folate and copper.
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 heads Belgian endive (about 5 oz. each), bottoms trimmed, halved lengthwise (or quartered if larger)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Grated fresh nutmeg, optional
Place oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet; heat over medium heat until butter melts. Add endive halves cut side down; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until endive begins to lightly caramelize, about 3 minutes. Turn endive halves and cook until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes more.
Add broth to skillet and bring to a simmer. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until endive is just tender and cores are soft enough to be easily pierced with a paring knife, about 5 minutes, turning once. Uncover and increase heat to medium-high. Add honey and lemon juice; cook until liquid has reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Gently stir in remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter. Serve sauce over endive halves. Sprinkle with fresh nutmeg, if desired.