Broad-leafed escarole is the most common. Curly varieties are more bitter. Escarole is especially good with red pepper flakes as a seasoning!

How to Select

Select escarole that looks green and fresh. Stay away from browning or damaged leaves.

How to Store

Refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes.

How to Prepare

Rinse in cold water and chop. Eat raw: Chop and add to salads and sandwiches. Eat cooked: Steam, boil briefly, stir-fry or sauté briefly, with garlic and olive oil. Add to soups, stews and pasta dishes.

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