Escarole Salad with Pomegranates & Pistachios

Bitter escarole is an important part of the greens lineup at Colorado chef-farmer Eric Skokan's Black Cat Organic Farm in the winter, particularly when it comes to seasonal salads. Sturdy and crisp, it holds its own alongside a drizzle of garlicky dressing, juicy pomegranate arils and crunchy pistachios.

Escarole Salad with Pomegranates & Pistachios
Photo: Eric Wolfinger
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ½ cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • Pinch of ground cardamom

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 12 cups chopped escarole

  • ½ cup pomegranate arils (seeds)

  • ¼ cup unsalted shelled pistachios, toasted and chopped


  1. Whisk yogurt, honey and cardamom in a small bowl.

  2. Mash garlic and 1/8 teaspoon salt with a fork on a cutting board to form a paste. Transfer to a large bowl and whisk in vinegar, shallot and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Slowly drizzle in oil while whisking. Add escarole, pomegranate arils and pistachios and toss to combine. Serve with the yogurt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
8g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Vitamin A 934IU 19%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Potassium 226mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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