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Grilled Broccoli Rabe

March/April 2010

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Although somewhat unconventional, grilling dark leafy greens like broccoli rabe is a fun way to add subtle smokiness. Here, we bump up the flavor by tossing it with a garlic-rosemary vinaigrette.



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Grilled Broccoli Rabe Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe (about 1 pound), trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Cook broccoli rabe in a large pot of boiling water until bright green and barely tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water; drain well.
  3. Combine oil, vinegar, garlic powder, rosemary, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Grill the broccoli rabe, turning once, until tender and the leaves are just beginning to char, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Toss the broccoli rabe with the reserved dressing.

Nutrition

Per serving: 91 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 3 g fiber; 183 mg sodium; 231 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (60% daily value), Vitamin C (38% dv), Folate (24% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 2 fat



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