Quick Escarole Salad + Apples and Pecans

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Quick Escarole Salad + Apples and Pecans

Serves 4  | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: none

Escarole is a very underutilized and worthy green when making delicious salads. It’s light, mildly bitter and packed full of nutrients. Look for apples that are very crispy some sweetness like: honey crisp, golden, or jonagold. You’ve got a super easy salad with lot’s of different flavors.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    1 head escarole (1 pound), cored, trimmed, and torn into bite-size pieces
    1 apple, halved, cored, and thinly sliced
    1/2 cup pecans, toasted (any nut will work too)

Chef Tips

Goes great with a grilled salmon or pork chop.


Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, Dijon, and 1 tablespoon water; season with salt and pepper. Add escarole, apple, and pecans. Toss, and serve immediately.