By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian’s tip:

Belgian endive is a leafy vegetable in the same family as frisee (also called curly endive).

Number of servings

Serves 4

  1. Low Fat
  2. Healthy carb

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon water
  2. 8 heads of Belgian endive, washed and halved
  3. Juice from 1 lemon
  4. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. Ground black pepper, if desired
  6. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

In a large skillet, heat the water over medium heat. Add the endive, cut-sides down. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the outer leaves turn translucent.

Remove from the heat and uncover. Squeeze lemon juice over the endive and add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 2 heads

  • Calories 20
  • Total fat Trace
  • Saturated fat Trace
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat Trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 149 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g
  • Dietary fiber 3 g
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Total sugars Trace

July 15, 2021