• 1 large bunch dandelion, endive, escarole, or
  • wild dandelion
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt/pepper
  • 3 garlic cloved, chopped
  • 1 can cannellini beans, undrained


Clean and wash greens. Heat water to boiling. Drop in greens. Remove when tender; drain. saute garlic in oil, add greens that have been drained and simmer. Add beans, season with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer. (The author adds: My mom usually had some leftover spaghetti sauce in the refrigerator and she would add that to the beans and greens for a yummy dish.)

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Preserving Our Italian Heritage
Submitted By: Joy Bowers
Cicoria con Fagioli (Beans&Greens)