The darker the color of the endive, the more nutritious it is. Beta-carotene is the chief disease-fighting nutrient found in the darker-colored greens.
As an antioxidant endive battles certain cancers, heart disease, and cataracts. Dark-green endive also indicates the presence of folic acid, which helps prevent neural-tube birth defects in the beginning stages of pregnancy.
Researchers are uncovering other important contributions folic acid has to offer to your well-being, like its role in the prevention of heart disease and inflammation. Most salad greens, including endive are also notable sources of vitamin C, potassium and fiber.
1 largeCaliforniaendive, cleaned and leaves separated
1 large tomato, washed and chopped
4 tablespoons sweet onions, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Arrange 8 endive leaves artistically on two salad plates.
Mix remaining ingredients and divide evenly between the 8 leaves.
Make the filling ahead of time, cover and refrigerate until serving time then fill the leaves and serve.
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