Potatoes, endives & diuretic dipping sauce

When & How

Lunch: this recipe can be used as the carbohydrate of your lunch. I suggest using a smaller potato as this recipe would be used as a side dish. Pair with a source of animal protein (seafood, meat, eggs, or ricotta)

Dinner: A complete and nourishing dinner



(1 serving

1 potato, medium/big size 

1 sprig of rosemary

1 whole leek, medium size


Endives, raw  

Olive oil, salt & pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash thoroughly and cut the potato into wedges keeping the skin. Place on the baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, black pepper, and (little) salt. Spread evenly on the baking sheet. Roast for approximately 20 minutes.  
  3. Finely slice the leek. Heat some olive oil and the sprig of rosemary into a skillet. Cook leek until soft. You can add some water to keep it soft and prevent it from burning during cooking. 
  4. Place cooked leek and some paprika into a blender. Blend until smooth. You can adjust the consistency with extra water.   
  5. Enjoy dipping endives leaves and potatoes into the sauce!



  • I recommend using yellow potatoes instead of white potatoes because white potatoes contain more starch and so more sugars.   
  • I recommend using organic potatoes and leaving the skin on to get in more fiber which helps decrease sugar absorption and keeps you satisfied for longer.   



Potatoes are rich in potassium which plays a crucial role in regulating fluids inside the body. This mineral helps eliminate sodium in excess, and this is why eating enough potassium is a ‘must’ to fight against water retention.  


Leek has potent diuretic properties and optimizes the action of potassium. This veggie is also rich in prebiotic fibers, the “feed” of our gut microbiome, which sustain the healthy growth of the gut bacteria and promote good gut immunity. 


Boosts blood circulation, enhancing toxin elimination and nutrient circulation throughout the body. Remember that a healthy blood circulation is key to fighting against water retention and cellulite.


The characteristic bitterness of endives is functional to metabolism. This veggie has a potent diuretic and draining action, making it ideal for fighting against water retention, such as in the premenstrual phase and after therapy with antibiotics or corticosteroids.

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