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Broccoli rabe can be a bitter bomb. Some people love it, while others… not so much. In this easy recipe, we cook the broccoli rabe for a few minutes in boiling water to tame its bitter bite. Serve with roasted chicken and potatoes.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016


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15 mins


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  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Pour into a colander and rinse with cold water. Let drain well.

  • Wipe the pan dry. Add oil and heat over medium heat. Add garlic, anchovy and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the broccoli rabe, cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until very tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add beans and lemon juice; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup each
196 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 21g; dietary fiber 4.6g; sugars 2.2g; fat 11.1g; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 0.2mg; vitamin a iu 7427.3IU; vitamin c 106.6mg; folate 74.6mcg; calcium 105.2mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 1.3mg; potassium 283mg; sodium 293mg.

1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 2 fat