Broccoli Rabe is a nutritious, savory vegetable side dish with wonderful Italian flavors. The flavor is much stronger than regular broccoli.

Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli Rabe
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Broccoli rabe goes under many names, such as broccoli rape (pronounced "rap-ay"), rape and cima di rape. It is a peppery-tasting broccoli that works well with roasted or grilled meats.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • 2 pounds broccoli rabe; washed, large stems removed
  • 2 cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 small onion; finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  1. Saute the garlic and onion in oil until softened.
  2. Add the broccoli rabe, saute 2 to 3 minutes, cover and steam 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Serve with crusty bread.
Broccoli Rabe is a classic Italian side dish well suited to meat, poultry and fish. Often, it is served as a luncheon dish, alone, with a piece of cheese and wine.

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