Italian Style Escarole

Escarole Italian-style

1 1/2  pounds (2 large heads) escarole
3   ounces thinly sliced pepperoni, cut into matchstick pieces
2   large cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1   can (about 1 Ib.) cannellini (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
Lemon wedges Salt and pepper

Trim  and  discard  core  and  tough stems from escarole. Rinse leaves, drain well, and tear into 2-inch pieces.

In a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat, stir pepperoni until it sizzles and begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add escarole, a portion at a time, stirring often until wilted, about 3 minutes total. Gently stir in cannellini.

Pour into a shallow bowl and offer with lemon wedges and salt and pepper to add to taste. Makes 6 servings.

Per serving: 137 cal. (45 percent from fat); 7.8 gprotein; 6.8 g fat (2.3 g sat); 12 g carbo.; 396 mg sodium; 11 mg chol.

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