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A variety of endive (Cichorium endivia var. latifolia) having relatively broad, mildly bitter leaves.

[French, from Old French scariole, from Late Latin ēscāriola, chicory, from Latin ēscārius, of food, from ēsca, food, from edere, ēs-, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]


(Cookery) US and Canadian a variety of endive with broad leaves, used in salads
[C20: French from Italian scar(i)ola, from Latin esca food]


(ˈɛs kəˌroʊl)

a broad-leaved form of Cichorium endivia, used in salads. Compare endive (def. 1).
[1895–1900; < French < Italian scar(i)ola < Late Latin ēscāriola chicory < Latin ēscāri(us) fit for eating (ēsc(a) food]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escarole - variety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges
salad green, salad greens - greens suitable for eating uncooked as in salads
Belgian endive, French endive, witloof - young broad-leaved endive plant deprived of light to form a narrow whitish head
Cichorium endivia, endive, witloof - widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched
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Chervil, endive, escarole, kale, mache (also called corn salad), and mild mustards, such as mizuna, add flavor but not spice.
The escarole lends a pungent bite; for milder flavor but similar texture, use romaine lettuce.
2 to 3 cups torn assorted salad greens, such as romaine, escarole OR frisee
Other Lenten dishes include Spaghetti Marinara, Linguini with Clam Sauce (red or white), Pizza Margherita, Pizza Bianca, Fried Calamari, Mussels Marinara, stewed cannellini beans, escarole and tomato sauce; and a host of antipasti and insalate.
Remove from heat and stir in sausage mixture, escarole, salt, white pepper and 1/4 cup cheese.
Mild to full-flavored, depending on the makeup of the mix; may contain bok choy, kale, escarole, beet greens, and multiple colors of Swiss chard.
Includes Avgolemono, Matzo Ball, Escarole, Sun-dried Tomato and Basmati Rice Chicken Soup, Corn and Chicken Dumpling, Wonton, Minestrone and Smoked Chicken, Sausage and Chicken Gumbo, and more.
NOTES: If escarole is unavailable, use another salad green, such as arugula, endive, or lettuce.
For the Preview Dinner on March 6, a fundraiser for the PHS, 2,200 guests will be served grilled sea bass with a tomato and white bean coulis, veal chops with a sage and caramelized shallot demi-glaze, crepes with escarole and pumpkin, and a dessert designed just for this event -- a pyramid of chestnut mousse with chocolate & caramelized orange sauces.
Distribute anchovy, escarole and olives over focaccia.
peeled, cut in half, and thinly sliced crosswise 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or pressed 1 pound fresh mild or hot Italian sausage (about 4 links), casings removed 4 ounces escarole (see notes), rinsed, tough white parts removed, and thinly sliced 2 cups whole milk 4 large eggs 1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese 10 cups 1- to 2-inch cubes French or country-style bread (1 lb.
Capturing the sunshine of its namesake city, Sorrento Salad features slices of fried ricotta cheese and orange atop a bed of escarole, iceberg and romaine lettuces, tossed with a balsamic raisin dressing and toasted fennel seeds.