escarole and white beans
July 6, 2011, 9:26 am
Filed under: beans, escarole, gardening, recipe

Escarole and white beans
Friday night dinner for two ala turdacres.

Escarole, endive radicchio overwhelmed by mint and sage!

I love the Winter Greens mix by Renee’s garden. I don’t get too much of the curly endive, but the other two do really well. Great in a salad, though I left them a tad too long I think, and if that’s the case, cook em up italian style, in some greens and beans. Make sure you use white beans (cannelini or navy). So delicious!!

Escarole and white beans

1 head of escarole rinsed and chopped large
1 15 oz can white beans
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
crushed red pepper
salt and pepper

In a big saute pan heat the olive oil. Add the escarole, 1/4 cup of water and wilt. Add in spices and beans cover and heat. Takes about five minutes total and you have a wonderful healthy dinner for two!


escarole salad
May 25, 2010, 1:42 pm
Filed under: escarole, recipe

Got a bit overrun with the winter greens I planted this spring. They were the first thing planted –maybe in March! Now they’re nice heads of lettuce ready to go. There’s escarole, radicchio and curly endive (frisee). The head fits perfectly in the salad spinner, and serves four. It’s good stuff! Real good.

winter greens, escarole, endive (frisee), radicchio

Mostly I’ve been using a sherry dressing for it. Plain and simple. And so good!

Escarole Salad
1 small head of escarole

2 tsp sherry vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 pinch of sugar
salt and pepper
garlic (one clove) optional

Give an extra grind of pepper to the bowl. Toss well. If the greens aren’t totally dry that’s great. Just spin as best you can.