Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Garlicky Broccoli Rabe

Do you like broccoli rabe, also known as rapini? Many of my  friends have been eating this rich green vegetable since they were little, but I have to admit, I never had it until I was an adult. Truthfully,  I now love it! It is slightly bitter, but it is in the broccoli family, having tasty flowerettes of tender broccoli buds, leaves, and stems. It is very good for you and sautéed in garlic, it is delicious!

Look for this gluten free vegetable in the produce isle of your local supermarket and enjoy! Greens are full of antioxidants, iron, and chlorophyll for cleansing;  broccoli rabe is an excellent source of nutrients.

 It makes a wonderful side dish for any meal and is low in fat and calories.

It's fast and easy taking just 5 minutes prep; 5 minutes sautéing


1 bunch of broccoli Rabe, washed and chopped
3 cloves of garlic, pressed
Olive oil spray


Spray a skillet with olive oil spray. When hot, add garlic and chopped broccoli rab. Stir and cook covered until soft . Eat immediately

broccoli rabe and garlic
Eat everything except the coarse stem ends, but eat the stems

Don't you love the rich green color? yum!!

May be shared on some of the following blog carnivals: Blog Carnivals


  1. Yes, if you grew up in an Italian family like I have you have always eaten it. It is really good as a stuffing for bread. Thanks for sharing one of my favors on foodie friday.

  2. I have never heard of broccoli rabe, but if garlic and butter are involved I'm so there. Pinning to my veggie board, thanks for sharing once again on Real Food Fridays, new party up and running right now.

  3. YUM, love me some greens! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from


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