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Escarole with White Beans

Updated: Feb 3, 2023

This is a classic Italian vegetarian dish. Traditionally some anchovy is used but I made it completely vegan, it’s great over pasta or on its own with some hot crusty bread I had it with delicious Italian ciabatta bread! Here’s how I do it:


1 head of Escarole

3-4 cloves garlic chopped, more if you like a lot of garlic

1/2 tsp red chili flakes

Handful of raisins

2-3 tsp capers

handful black olives chopped, I used kalamata

1 can white beans, Cannellini or white navy beans

In a large pot add a few spoons of olive oil heat then add the garlic, raisins and pepper flakes simmer 2-3 mins then tear the escarole in chunks and add to the pot with about 1/2 cup water and simmer for 5-10 mins till it’s softened then add the olives, capers, beans and continue to simmer for 10 mins, adjust salt to taste and some fresh ground black pepper. I like serving it in bowls with a fresh drizzle of olive oil and some hot crusty bread.

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