Today’s featured recipe is the classic Italian side dish, Italian Broccoli Rabe. This flavorful dish is made with tender, crisp broccoli rabe and garnished with garlic, olive oil, and chili peppers.
Italian broccoli rabe is not only a delicious side dish but also a healthy one, as broccoli rabe is a nutrient-dense vegetable that’s rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This dish is easy to prepare and can be ready in just 10-15 minutes, making it a perfect choice for a quick and flavorful meal. Enjoy this traditional Italian dish with your favorite main course, such as Chicken Milanese.
Italian Broccoli Rabe
This flavorful dish is made with tender, crisp broccoli rabe and garnished with garlic, olive oil, and chili peppers. This classic Italian dish is a simple yet flavorful side dish that's sure to impress.
- 1 bunch Broccoli Rabe
- 3 Garlic Cloves sliced
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Chili Peppers or hot pepper flakes, optional
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in the salt.
- Meanwhile, trim the broccoli rabe by cutting off the tough ends at the bottom. Place the broccoli rabe into a large bowl and then add cold water to it. Shake the broccoli rabe around in the water to wash and then place into a colander to drain.
- Add the broccoli rabe to the boiling pot of salted water. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until tender but still crisp. Drain the broccoli rabe and set it aside on a dish.
- Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and chili peppers, and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
- Pour the garlic and oil over top the broccoli rabe.
- Serve with your favorite main dish and enjoy!
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