Friday, August 23, 2013

Recipe: Lemon Broccoli Rabe

This is a great side if you are looking to switch your greens up. For those who are knew to broccoli rabe, it is more bitter than its broccoli cousin. If you aren't a fan of bitter veggies, (think mustard greens), than broccoli rabe might not be for you.


  • 2 bunches broccoli rabe, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup black olives, pitted and thinly sliced
  • Juice of one lemon (approx. 3 TBS)
  • Lemon zest
  • Red pepper Flakes (to taste)
To Make:
  • Heat 3/4 cup of water over medium heat until the water boils.
  • Add broccoli rabe, cover and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer broccoli rabe to colander, and run under cold water to stop cooking process.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook red bell pepper in olive oil. Add minced garlic and olives. Continue cooking for 1 minute. Add broccoli rabe and lemon juice. Cook for an additional 3 minutes. 
  • Transfer to serving dish and garnish with red pepper flakes and lemon zest.
Serves: 4
Each Serving: 53 Calories, 3 g Carbs, 5 g Fat, 1 g Protein, 1 g Fiber
Weight Watchers Points: 2

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