Endive, also known as chicory, grows in loose heads of lacy, green-rimmed outer leaves that curl at the tips and have a prickly texture. The off-white center leaves form a compact heart.
Wrapped Leaf Endive is a Tanimura & Antle exclusive, and the premium pack of head leaf lettuce in the marketplace today. It is harvested using our proprietary field-wrap packing process to maintain peak freshness at the optimum point of harvest.
Select endive that looks firmly packed together with pale, yellow-green tips. Store endive in the crisper or produce drawer of the refrigerator, up to one week. Store shrink-wrap endive it its bag. Wash right before eating. Store away from ethylene-producing fruits to avoid discoloration, spotting or decay.
Chop and add Tanimura & Antle endive to coleslaw for bright color and a slightly bitter flavor. The slightly bitter greens work well in a fruit and toasted nut salad. Chop and add to quiche, frittatas or egg bakes. Braise with white wine and garlic; garnish with shaved or grated Parmesan cheese.