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.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016


Recipe Summary

15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

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.

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This was ok- nothing wrong with it but not that exciting... I didn't get a whole lot of anchovy flavor- If I were to make this again I'd probably use a bit more. Read More