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Endive Made Easy

Updated on August 5, 2015
Cooked Endive
Cooked Endive

Greens Are Good For You

Some things are so simple and so versatile. E,ndive, for example, is delicious raw as a salad, and delicious as cooked greens. Endive cooked can be the best side dish in the world, or the main course with a side of salty capers, anchovies, and hot crusty bread.

Cooked endive is the perfect compliment or focus of a delicate finger sandwich. Cooked Endive is easy to do, fast to make, and great to serve good hot or cold. The recipe for cooked endive presented here is how they do it in old Napoli.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 2-6


  • Endive
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Kosher Salt


  1. Take one bunch of raw endive and clean it.
  2. Coat bottom of large pan or skillet with olive oil.
  3. Chop clean endive two or three times until you can fit as much as you can in a large skillet or pan.
  4. Sprinkle garlic chips or garlic powder over the endive, along with a light sprinkle of kosher salt.
  5. Top raw greens with a little more olive oil.
  6. Cook on high heat in a covered pan.
  7. Every few minutes, turn the greens from bottom to top until they are all cooked down.
  8. The greens cook down in volume in only few minutes. Once the greens have all wilted, turn down heat to medium/low, and cook an additional 10 minutes, checking frequently. Crack the lid on the pan to reduce the water in the pan.
  9. It takes a lot less time to cook endive than it does kale, collards, or other greens. The endive is done when the greens are tender, and the white stalk becomes transparent. If there is any liquid in the pan, I turn up the heat with the lid off and let it fully evaporate any remaining liquid in the pan. With this recipe, the greens are best semi-dry.
  10. Cooked endive is now ready to serve.

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      4 years ago

      Do you have more great ariletcs like this one?

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      4 years ago

      I’m a thin 43 year old woman. Since my 20s, I’ve had an interest in nritouitn and learned a lot of things since then. I also began to see fat on my stomach and over the years it never disappeared, in fact I began to see more! I would go to the gym, but nothing would happen. I really learned a lot with the DSP. I adore pasta , bread and cereals and was able to make it through the 14 days without them! I lost 3.1 cm on my waist. I feel better now without wheat, as I am not bloated. I love all the information I’ve read to help me to achieve my goals of burning fat and being in good health. Thank you

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      4 years ago

      I've been watching Dan the man and you for a while now and I have deidecd to start today to see if I can get healthy by juicing raw vegie's and fruit I am 54 years old and have been on Diabetic med's for 20 yeas Type 2 and then 12 years later they say type 1 now. I'm on a insulin pump and I give myself injection's three time's a day Dan's right there is no change. So here I come raw foods. I have diabetes,blindness,hearing lose,had cancer,lost my leg,heart by pass,sleep appnea and weight gain from by pass and now have bulging disk in lower back. I weighted 170lbs when this all started in 1993 and now weigh 274lb. I almost went on dialisis but God healed my kidneys and my Dr couldn't beleave it . I was in construction for 25 years and now permanitly disabled since 2000 Problem is I'm living on a fixed income of 1176 a month and have a wife and two kids. They have all just lost there job's just a few week's ago Don't know if I can do this but I got started today on juicing for my diabetes with your diet. I got enough vegie's to last 7 day's. Is there any help out there for me? Keep it up Dave you are a gift from God. I speak some time's at the Braille institute for the blind when they ask me to. Last time was in 2005 to motivate them by telling my story. God bless


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