Escarole is transformed by heat, turning soft and mellow, with only a slight edge of bitterness. Swiss chard and mature spinach are also delicious cooked this way.

Domenica Marchetti
Recipe by Cooking Light December 2015

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large saucepan filled with water to a boil. Stir in escarole. Cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes; drain.

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  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-low heat 3 minutes or until garlic begins to sizzle. Add escarole; toss. Stir in salt and pepper. Cook 3 to 5 minutes. Place escarole mixture on a platter; drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; fat 9.2g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 6.6g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 5g; fiber 4g; iron 1mg; sodium 185mg; calcium 66mg.
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