Escarole sauteed in butter and garlic takes on a silky texture. Creamy white beans and escarole add body to this soup, while applewood-smoked bacon and fresh thyme add depth. Martha Stewart is part of the Meredith Home Group. Preheat a grill to medium high. Serve with roast pork or broiled fish, or toss with hot cooked pasta. Escarole and White Bean Soup Vegan One Green Planet. First Published: August 18, 2014… Last Updated: November 10, 2019. I can't rave enough about it. Escarole and endive can be especially hard to grow in the spring in climates where the shift from spring cool to summer heat occurs quickly.