A variety of endive, escarole is a hearty green that thrives late into the growing season. Escarole can be eaten raw or gently cooked. It has a slightly bitter taste, like other endives, which can be tamed when cooked—try adding to soups, stews, or pasta dishes. However, if you don’t mind its assertive flavor, escarole can be a zesty addition to green salads. This week we have escarole from Tahoma Farms.