Broccoli Rabe

15 minutes


  • 3 pounds broccoli rabe
  • ¼ cup peeled garlic
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


Remove ¼ inch off the bottom of the broccoli rabe stems and some leaves depending on how bitter you like the broccoli rabe. More leaves removed, less bitter.

Steam broccoli rabe for 3-4 minutes or until broccoli rabe takes on a bright vibrant green color.

In a medium sauté pan, heat olive oil on medium high heat.

Add garlic cloves and turn often to avoid burning; should be slightly browned. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Toss steamed broccoli rabe with garlic and oil. Squeeze in fresh lemon juice.

Season with salt and pepper.