Endive is a fabulous vegetable. While it’s definitely bitter, it’s flavor is wonderful when balanced with other ingredients.
And at only 87 calories per head, it’s a pretty good nutritional investment. Just one head of endive is a good source of Vitamin E, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Manganese. (Source)
It’s not terribly pricey either. I pick up a package of 3 endive for about $1.79 at Trader Joe’s. Not a bad deal for all that nutrition!
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
Clean Eating Chicken Endive Salad
(Makes 3 servings)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded, cooked chicken (I used canned chicken, it was just easier)
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 3 endive, cored and chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried tarragon OR parsley OR basil (I used tarragon)
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl and serve.
(Data is for 1 cup)
Total Fat: 14 gm
Saturated Fats: 3 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 38 mg
Sodium: 190 mg
Carbohydrates: 15 gm
Dietary fiber: 12 gm
Sugars: 2 gm
Protein: 25 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 2
PLEASE NOTE: Nutritional Information estimated at Nutritiondata.com. Data may not be accurate and is subject to the availability of specific foods in their database. Where one ingredient is not listed, substitutions must be used. Therefore, you should not refer to this data as being exact. It’s more of a ballpark figure. The Gracious Pantry does not take responsibility for the inadequacies of the nutrition calculator used. This data is provided as a courtesy and general reference only. It is not exact.