Pronounce it: free-zay

Frisée, also called curly endive, is a variety of chicory which is frequently used in mesclun (a mixture of baby greens). The attractive pale green leaves are narrow and curly with a frizzy appearance and a slightly bitter taste.

Choose the best

Look for frisée with crisp, perky leaves.

Prepare it

Wash just before adding to a salad.

Store it

Can be kept in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to five days.


Try rocket or chicory.