Endive lettuce had one taker this week. Lauren’s our resident salad eater, so it came as no surprise that she loved it. Sam wanted nothing to do with it and Emma was fixated on our Pandora reggae station, likely because of all of our recent rum talk.
Would we get it again? Uh, that would be a yes, because it has a built in scoop. Pretty much the coolest vegetable ever.
ME: What is this?
LAUREN: Salad greens!
ME: Weeeelll, these are actually not salad greens. Salad greens are not a vegetable. There are many different vegetables that fall within the salad greens category. Do you guys know what they’re called?
(Sam and Emma run for the hills)
ME: Sam and Emma, come here! Look, you can break them in half!
EMMA: This is reggae.
ME: This is endive.
EMMA: This is reggae.
ME: It falls into the bitter category of greens because they’re a little bitter. Sometimes people like to pair bitter and sweet. It’s pretty bitter right?
LAUREN: Whoa, can I have one more? I like it, I like it. Even though it’s bitter.
ME: Do you remember what it’s called?
ME: No. Endive.
ME: What do you think guys, should we get it again? You know the cool thing about these is that because they’re scoops you can scoop dips with it. You could do guacamole or tuna salad or chickpeas with this. Different kinds of things. Sam can you not tie a rope over the stool please? Emma can you not jump off the couch? So what do you guys think, should we do endive again?
LAUREN: Can I have one more scoop to scoop something?
ME: Sure, what do you want to scoop.
Lemonade. Very cute. I love endive for scooping, too.
Me too, and am planning a nice salad with my leftovers 😉
From an adult perspective, what do these taste like? These look like a good alternative to lettuce wraps if you want something other than iceberg lettuce (which I always want something other than iceberg lettuce).
They’re fantastic, you won’t be able to wrap them all around your food but Google Endive boats and check out the images- all kinds of dips, tuna salad, anything you want can be stuffed in there. And you should be able to get endive at just about any grocery store. Be forewarned, they’re bitter, but you’ll get used to the bitterness if you eat it enough.
I love that Lauren digs them! Fantastic! No surprise about the other two, haha! Reggae!
Yeah, shocker that the endive was a hit! You’ll have to try them with Mikey just to see the look on his face!