Sauteed Chicory Greens Southern Italian Style

Sauteed Chicory Greens Southern Italian Style

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 25 mins Servings: 2 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Eat this healthy and fiber-rich dish alongside grilled chicken or fish.



  1. Wash the chicory greens, cut into 2-inch pieces and cook in boiling unsalted water for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you are using endive, escarole, radicchio or dandelion leaves, cut into 2-inch pieces and add to boiling water for about 30 seconds or skip the boiling process altogether and just add raw greens to the frying pan.
  2. Drain the chicory and rinse under cold water. Then, squeeze out the excess moisture using your hands.
  3. In a large frying pan, add oil, garlic, hot pepper flakes and anchovy fillets. Stir for 30 seconds on medium heat until the anchovies dissolve and the garlic is starting to sizzle and turn slightly gold.
  4. Add greens, raisins, pine nuts and capers. Toss gently for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add salt, to taste. As capers and anchovies are already salty you shouldn’t need much.
  6. Serve hot or room temperature

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 296kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 185mg8%
Potassium 793mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 23g8%
Dietary Fiber 10g40%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g15%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C 39 mg
Calcium 15 mg
Iron 14 mg
Vitamin D 1 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
Iodine g
Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
Chloride mmol

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $1.93

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

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Keywords: Chicory, Endive, Escarole, Radicchio, Anchovy Fillets

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