Endive and Escarole Recipes

Browse recipes for escarole, Belgian endive, and its cousin radicchio, and add these gorgeous greens with slight bitter notes to your table. They're terrific in salads, soups, appetizers, grilled, and roasted.

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California Italian Wedding Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 256
This is my variation of a standard Italian wedding soup recipe. I like fresh basil and a little lemon rind, so those are basically my only changes. This is a quick and easy soup with flavors that impress all.
By DPATEL

Easy Endive, Cranberry, Walnut Appetizers

Rating: 5 stars 28
An excellent, quick appetizer and always a hit! Cranberry or walnut balsamic vinegar is wonderful with this!

Escarole and Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 166
This is a creamy concoction of escarole and beans. It's rich, and it's divine! It's also best served with a warm crusty Italian bread.
By KristaP

Italian Wedding Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 981
A hearty soup with meatballs and orzo. Make a little extra for the honeymoon!
By Allrecipes Member

Asparagus, Orange and Endive Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
Raspberry vinegar is the key to this fruity tasting salad. Preparation time is 15 Minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.
By Robyn Webb

Escarole Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
This yummy soup with little sausage balls and escarole in a rich tomato base with white beans is YUMMO!

Old World Escarole and Beans

Rating: 5 stars 38
After searching high and low for a soupy escarole and beans recipe, I finally created my own version. It tastes just like the appetizer I order at one of my favorite Italian restaurants in New York. It has a soupy consistency so best served in a bowl with a crusty bread for dipping. My husband asks me to make this every week. I promise you will love this recipe. The cooking technique removes the bitterness from the escarole while maintaining the firmness of the beans.

Beet Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
Slightly sweet, this salad would be a classy accompaniment to any party.

Salade Lyonnaise

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
Here in Lyon, France there are little bouchons everywhere that serve pork as a specialty. One of the entry-meal items is a salad called Salade Lyonnaise. This salad is delicious in flavor and packed with protein. I changed some of the ingredients to reflect a better flavor. Very simple, very French. This makes enough salad for 4 people.

Belgian Endive au Gratin

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
Belgian endive (called 'witloof' in Dutch or 'chicon' in Belgian French) has an ivory-white head with pale yellow-edged, closely wrapped leaves, a mildly bitter flavor, and tender juicy texture.

Greens and Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
We serve this along with steak and a baked potato. You can drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil on top before serving. Serve with crusty Italian bread. Navy beans work in this, also.

Dad's Escarole and Bean Soup

Rating: 5 stars 32
This is a very easy and delicious soup recipe that my father started making and has since become a favorite of family and friends! You can add more or less garlic depending on your liking. Serve with Italian bread and Parmesan cheese.
By Islandgirl17
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Inspiration and Ideas

10 Belgian Endive Recipes to Make ASAP
If you've never tried crunchy Belgian endive, you need to remedy that ASAP.
12 Escarole Recipes That Everyone Will Love
Escarole, a leafy green member of the chicory family, is a wonderful addition to salads, soups, and so much more.
Greens and Beans
Rating: 4.5 stars 31

We serve this along with steak and a baked potato. You can drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil on top before serving. Serve with crusty Italian bread. Navy beans work in this, also.