What’s in Season? Escarole!

Feeding Your FamilyBy Larissa Phillips

Okay, it’s not really in season.

Nothing is in season right now. But escarole is a sturdy green that transports well and holds up well in the crisper. A satisfying last-minute addition to soups and pasta sauces, this member of the chicory family (and natural companion for bacon or sausage) is also addictive as a steamed side dish:

EscaroleWash and roughly chop a head of escarole, then steam it in a few inches of water until limp. While it steams, gently sauté a minced clove of garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil. Season with coarse sea salt and a spritz of lemon, and pour over the drained escarole. It’s delicious, and high in vitamin A, calcium, folate and fiber.

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