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How to cook Broccoli Rabe

This fun and tasty Broccoli Rabe recipe makes a lovely side dish to any meal.
Course Vegetable
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword broccoli rabe, how to cook broccoli rabe, leafy green vegetable
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 109kcal



  • 1 broccoli rabe (1 bunch, washed, dried and cut in 1 inch long pieces) (keeping florets whole)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • teaspoon pepper (or to taste)


  • Heat up wok or large sauté pan on medium heat
  • Add olive oil and let it heat up.
  • Add broccoli rabe and stir to coat it with oil
  • Sauté for 4 minutes or until it starts to deepen in color
  • Add garlic, salt and pepper
  • Cook for 1 more minutes
  • Remove promptly from pan to a bowl
  • Place broccoli rabe on plate along with a piece of meat or some noodles
  • Serve
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Reasons why you should learn how to cook this vegetable:
  • It makes a delightful and delicious side dish.
  • The veggie is loaded with the vitamins and minerals.  For example, A, C, K, calcium, iron and folate.
  • It also has plenty of fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals which have been shown to prevent heart disease, reduce the risk of cancer and lower cholesterol.
  • Since broccoli rabe has a lot of water in it, it will keep you not only stay hydrated, but the fiber content will keep you full longer and help you with elimination.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1480IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.3mg