What Is a Substitute for Escarole?


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Escarole substitutes include radicchio, borage, mustard greens, curly endive, frisee, spinach and arugula. When choosing a substitute, consider the planned menu. For example, when it is cooked, escarole develops a tenderness and sweet flavor similar to spinach. Raw, frisee or curly endive closely mimic the sharp, slightly bitter flavor.

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What Is a Substitute for Escarole?
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Escarole belongs to the chicory family. It is sometimes called broad chicory or common chicory. Its leaves are sturdy enough to retain some texture after being cooked in a soup or stew. When using escarole in a raw recipe like a salad, the tender leaves of young escarole are an ideal addition.

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