Lemony Broccoli Rabe

Submitted by: Jessica Cunha
Original Recipe Found Here: Grow, Eat, Cook by Willi Galloway

Serves 4 as a side-dish


  • 1 large bunch broccoli rabe, tough stem ends trimmed
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp lemon zest from one small lemon
  • 1 Tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Working in batches, add the broccoli rabe to the boiling water and cook until the stems are just barely tender, about 2 minutes.  Transfer with a slotted spoon to a colander and rinse with cool water.  Place on a clean dish towel and blot dry.

Heat the oil in a large, wide skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Add the broccoli rabe and saute until tender, but still bright green, about 2 minutes.  Stir in the lemon zest, cook for 30 seconds, then remove pan from the heat.  Sprinkle the broccoli rabe with the lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and salt to taste.  Serve immediately.


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