Important Update: Calorie Count will be shutting down on March 15th. Please click here to read the announcement. Data export is available.

Escarole and Beans Recipe

Looking for an easy Escarole and Beans recipe? Learn how to make Escarole and Beans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by archiemorris

Makes 4 servings



Escarole and beans is an old recipe, once considered a poor dish that now finds it way onto the menus of upscale restaurants. Use dried white kidney, Great Northern or borlotti beans for this energy-packed dish. - Mary Esposito, Ciao Italia. Escarole is a variety of endive whose leaves are broader, paler and less bitter than other members of the endive family. In taste -- but not color -- it is almost indistinguishable from radicchio.

Recipe Ingredients for Escarole and Beans

1/2 cup dried white kidney beans
1 head escarole (about 1 1/4 pounds), leaves separated and well washed
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 g Black Pepper
8 black olives, pitted and minced
4 Toasted bread slices (optional)

Recipe Directions for Escarole and Beans

  1. Soak the beans overnight covered with water. Next day drain the beans, put them in a pot, cover with water and cook them until the skins easily slip off. Drain the beans and set aside.

  2. Put the escarole in a large sauté pan, cover the pan and wilt the leaves down. Drain the escarole and squeeze out most of the water. Coarsely chop it and set it aside.

  3. In the same sauté pan, heat the olive oil, add the onions and cook them over medium heat until they are very soft. Stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and the escarole, and continue to cook for three or four minutes. Stir in the olives and the beans.

  4. Serve hot as an accompaniment to meat or fish or serve as an antipasto over slices of toasted bread.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 207.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
286
Calories from Fat
167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.6g
29%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
407mg
17%
Potassium
772mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
25.5g
8%
Dietary Fiber
10.6g
42%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
8.1g
Vitamin A 58% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 13% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •  
    Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement