Broccoli Rabe with Garlic Recipe

Broccoli rabe is a traditional Italian vegetable related to both the cabbage and turnip family. It’s a bitter vegetable with 6- to 9-inch stalks and scattered clusters of tiny broccoli-like buds. Sautéing it in garlic is a great way to mellow the bitterness.

Broccoli Rabe with Garlic Recipe Summary

  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Makes: 4 Cups
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, trim off tough stems on bottom
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 190
  • Protein: 7
  • Fat: 9
  • Sodium: 260
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Fiber: 12
  • Sugar: 4


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add garlic to skillet and cook over medium heat until lightly browned, a few minutes.
  3. Add the greens to skillet, and cook until wilted.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and serve.
Published on: August 12, 2010
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Elana is an eco-entrepreneur and gluten-free guru. She shares weekly recipes, ingredient selection, food purchasing, and preparation tips on her website, Elana's Pantry.
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