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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Purple Escarole with Preserved Lemon Salsa


An exquisite member of endive family,Escarole is rarely spotted in purple.Purple or not,its delicately mild bitter flavor and tender crunchy stalks makes escarole completely edible salad green.If not raw,lightly saute in extra virgin olive oil with garlic or simmer in stew,to enjoy these elegant greens.These greens are available throughout the year,is high in vitamin A, calcium, folate and fiber.


The preserved lemons that I pickled last spring,had a perfectly ripe rind,ready to make a tangy addition in salads and stews.The zesty preserved lemon salsa spooned over crisp outer escarole leaves is easy and satisfying snack or start of a meal.


Escarole with Preserved Lemon Salsa

8-10 outer leaves of escarole
For Salsa
1 plum tomato,seeded and chopped
1 jalapeno,seeded and chopped
Quarter of a preserved lemon,rinsed and chopped
1/2 an onion,finely chopped
6-8 inner leaves of escarole,finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Mix the salsa ingredients and let sit for few minutes in the fridge before serving over the escarole leaves.

Purple Escarole is my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging #238 ,hosted this week by Rachel from The Crispy Cook

36 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Beautiful dear !!

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! looks very colorful..very nice..

Sarah said...

elegantly purple green.I have eaten escarole but the purple kind is totally new look =)

Sayantani said...

wow thats a feast for the eyes. looks so chic with that gorgeous colour.

Curry Leaf said...

Colourful simple and easy.Never tried purple escarole Would love to make your preserved lemon first thgh

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Great looking escarole very colourful as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Joanne said...

My brother loves escarole and I would love to shock him with this purple version! Makes such a beautiful presentation!

An Open Book said...

ooohh that colour is brilliant

Swathi said...

Yasmeen,

Wonderful Nice color. I wish i could grab it.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What an incredible color! Wonderful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Geetha Achal said...

Tempting colors...So nice...

Rachana Kothari said...

What a beautiful colour! Lovely!

Priya said...

Colourful escarole, awesome click and very pleasant to eyes..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, the presentation is beautiful. Never had Escarole before.

Organic said...

These lovely leaves would be an attractive addition in salads.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!

chakhlere said...

Lovely snap of purple escarole. makes a inviting salad.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks so colourful Yasmeen, unfortunately we don't get here so many different type of vegetables.

Nitha said...

that colour is amazing...

Ameena said...

Beautiful photos...I had no idea escarole was purple!

5 Star Foodie said...

Such a unique salsa, so very pretty and colorful!

notyet100 said...

looks so colourful must have tasted great

Food and Fun said...

This is the first purple leafy green I have known.I like the preserved lemon salsa ,would also be great with tortilla chips.

Silloute said...

Healthy should always be this colorful.This is the kind of salad I can thoroughly be satisfied with.

Sassy said...

I have not seen a unique color of green as this.Like the simple and delicious serving with salsa.

Kiran said...

Yasmeen
A very lovely presentation of purple escarole with preserved Lemon salsa.Delight to the eyes and the palate.

Priti said...

What a beautiful colour...am loving it ....never tried escarole before...looks interesting

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Beautiful clicks, n a tanghy salsa

Mo said...

Beautiful, and I'm betting delicious. :)

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

The colors are brilliant!!

Dershana said...

never ever seen this beauty! looks so picture perfect!

RV said...

The color makes it more appetizing. Perfect for dieters

Muneeba said...

DAYYUM .. that's one gorgeous veggie! Love all the crazy color combos .. makes me happy!

Rachel said...

I've never seen this gorgeous vegetable before, but now I am going to comb the seed catalogs so I can grow some in the garden. Thanks for sending this on to Weekend Herb Blogging this week. Look for the roundup later today.

Sweet Artichoke said...

OMG this escarole is a really funky salad! Had never seen it before! It looks absolutely gorgeous!

Johanna GGG said...

wow that colour is amazing - if I ever ever am lucky enough to find some of that escarole I will buy it immediately

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