The Greens Challenge

Belgian Endive

chicoryEndive was discovered in 1830's Belgium by a farmer returning from war with chicory roots which were used as a coffee substitute. In the root cellar, the chicory sprouted tender white leaves ("Witloof"), which consequently became all the rage in Parisian cuisine. The wonderful Chicory family includes an array of sophisticated flavors: red, white and curly endive, escarole, frisee, tardivo and radiccchio.

Curly Chicory Endive

Baby Turnips and Endive in Honey Mustard Dressing

Adapted from

1 tablespoon white or apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder or mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup diced baby turnips
2 white Belgian endives, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped turnip greens
1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley (optional)
Black pepper

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