– 1 lb broccoli rabe – 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil – 3 garlic cloves peeled and thinly sliced – sea salt to taste – large pinch crushed red pepper flakes optional
Cook time: 12 min
why you'll love italian style garlicky broccoli rapini – Truly delicious and healthy: Broccoli rabe is not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients and fiber, making it a true superfood. – Versatile recipe: Whether paired with chicken, pasta, beef, or even in sandwiches, this versatile dish is a delightful addition to any dinner table, bringing a burst of vibrant greens.
expert tips to make the perfect broccoli rabe – Make it crunchy: Toss in some pine nuts, or almond slivers. Whichever one you choose to use will change the flavor a little bit of the recipe. – Make it citrusy: Add a burst of citrus with some freshly squeezed lemon juice and even some lemon zest. Brightens it up and goes very nicely with the garlic. Or even a dash of Balsamic vinegar. Add it on towards the end of cooking and it will make a decadent glaze.
What is broccoli rabe vs broccolini? Broccoli rabe and broccolini are distinct in taste and appearance. Broccolini, also called baby broccoli, is a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese kale. It has a sweet, mild flavor with a hint of pepperiness. Its small, tender stalks have loose clusters of bud-like florets. In contrast, broccoli rabe has a more robust, bitter flavor with thinner stalks, leaves, and small broccoli-like buds.
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