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Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Lemon Zest

Prep Time:10 Minutes
Cook Time:8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Spicy and flavorful greens to go along with rich bbq.


  • 14 lbs. broccoli rabe
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 14 cloves minced garlic
  • 2.3 tablespoons red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1. Take a large pot of salty water and bring it to a boil. Cook broccoli rabe in water for 3 to 5 minutes until tender and bright green. Drain well in a colander and set aside.
  • 2. In a large saute pan heat a 2 count of extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and pepper flakes then toss in the broccoli rabe. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, gently tossing it in the pan. Finish with the lemon zest and toss to combine. The broccoli rabe should be tender and fragrant with lemon when done. Give it 1 final taste and season, if necessary. Serve immediately.

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