Quick Garlic Broccoli Rabe Recipe: Meet Your New Favorite Leafy Green by Donna John

Quick Garlic Broccoli Rabe Recipe: Meet Your New Favorite Leafy Green

Being from the south, I grew up eating collard greens, mustard greens and turnip greens. I was an adult before I discovered broccoli rabe at a farmers' market. The greens were described to me as being "bitter," which immediately reminded me of all the greens I grew up eating, so I knew I would love this leafy green vegetable

Broccoli rabe, also called rapini, is used a lot in Italian dishes, and there are many health benefits of broccoli rabe. For me, the vegetable is best cooked simply, which is why I love this quick and easy, low-sodium garlic broccoli rabe recipe. All you need to make this easy side dish recipe is broccoli rabe, olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes.

Serve this garlicky, gluten-free broccoli rabe as a dinner side dish with your favorite proteins.

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Cuisine: Italian / American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • Some people boil broccoli rabe to remove some of the bitterness before using it in recipes. If you prefer to do that, drop it into a pot of salted, boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove to an ice bath, then drain well in a colander.
  • If you want really tender stems, add a tablespoon of water when cooking.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the broccoli rabe. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until it wilts and the stems get tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 111

Total Fat: 5g

Saturated Fat: 0.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 112mg

Total Carbohydrate: 10.8g

Dietary Fiber: 9.1g

Total Sugars: 1.3g

Protein: 10.9g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 370mg

Iron: 7mg

Potassium: 675mg

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This is unfamiliar but looks promising. Why not keep trying new things?
Elisa Schmitz
Such an easy, healthy, delicious recipe. Love discovering new things at the farmers' market, and I love it when clean eating tastes so good! #yum

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