Endive Mango Fig Appetizers

Recipe submitted by Katie Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, Wal-Mart, Hanesbrands, Inc.

Endive Mango Fig Appetizers

These Endive Mango Figs are a delicious treat, low in calories and fat. The figs are covered with a low-fat cream cheese spread and your favorite fruits and nuts. Make each fig your own by covering it with a unique topping. Give it a try and they'll be coming back for more!


  • 1 3-ounce package low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2-3 medium heads Belgian endive, separated into individual leaves
  • 3 Calamyra figs, sliced
  • 1 large mango or papaya, cut into thin strips (alternate choices include grapefruit sections, Mandarin oranges or pineapple chunks)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest (orange will also work)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and macadamia nuts. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture onto each endive leaf.
  2. Top with the mango strips, figs and other fruit choices. Arrange on a serving platter.

Make-Ahead Preparation

  1. Prepare as above through step 1. Loosely cover with plastic wrap; chill for up to 2 hours. Before serving, top with mango strips (or other fruit choices).

About 24 servings per recipe

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 30 calories
  • 9 grams protein
  • 2 grams carbohydrates
  • 2 grams fat (1 gram saturated fat)