Broccoli Rabe

(rob) A vegetable with 6- to 9-inch, dark green, leafy stalks and clusters of small buds that look somewhat like those on broccoli. Broccoli rabe, which is a member of the cabbage family, also is called rapini. Both the stems and leaves have a somewhat sharp and flavor.


  1. Broccoli Rabe over Polenta

    Slightly bitter, crisp-tender broccoli rabe in this recipe tastes superb when mixed with roasted sweet peppers and served over creamy polenta. If you can't find broccoli rabe , use broccoli flowerets or broccolini.

  2. Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Chickpeas

    The assertive flavor of broccoli rabe and rosemary are paired with sturdy chickpeas in this satisfying pasta dish. When buying broccoli rabe , check to make sure the bottoms of the stems are relatively tight, green and moist. If the broccoli rabe at your store is past its prime--or if you prefer a ...

  3. Chicken, Broccoli Rabe & Feta on Toast

    The assertive flavor of broccoli rabe can be a schoolyard bully in dishes. But here, the sweet tomatoes and briny feta stand up to its bite, rendering this dish a rustic but comforting favorite. Still, if broccoli rabe proves too strong for your taste, you can substitute broccolini or even tiny, ...

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  1. Broccoli Rabe ’s Big Surprise — No, You Won’t Hate It!

    Wed, 9 Oct 2013

    to more bitter-tasting broccoli rabe — also called rapini , especially on Italian menus ..... too long. The secret to broccoli rabe is hot pepper flakes, garlic ..... pesto-lovers out there: Broccoli rabe is a great substitute for

  2. Broccoli Rabe Recipes—The Sweet Truth about a ‘Bitter’ Delight

    Wed, 5 Feb 2014

    “I could eat broccoli rabe every day,” said my husband, David ..... food magazines. In my house, broccoli rabe is a staple, but I have a feeling ..... creatures at the bottom of the sea. Broccoli rabe image via Shutterstock If this wonderful

  3. Perfect Pesto with Broccoli Rabe : Cook Once, Eat Twice

    Tue, 13 Nov 2012

    Broccoli rabe is ordinary broccoli ’s more sophisticated ..... nature with a slightly bitter edge. Broccoli rabe is also highly nutritious — jam ..... for all pesto sauce recipes ) with broccoli rabe , so I’m making a double batch for

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  1. Broccoli Rabe

    Sat, 18 Feb 2012

    You’ll find broccoli rabe hiding behind many names: broccoli raap, broccoli rabe , rapini , broccoletti, broccoli di rabe ..... and hot pepper. (Check out our Broccoli Rabe with Peppers .) Yummy! When you

  2. Pumpkin Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe and Smoked Ricotta

    Tue, 9 Dec 2014

    Smoked sea salt adds a world of flavor to this dish of pumpkin gnocchi with broccoli rabe and smoked ricotta. Easy enough for a weeknight meal and fancy enough for a dinner party. Gnocchi is in the air. And love, and

  3. Broccoli Rabe with Sausage

    Fri, 12 Apr 2013

    This recipe for Broccoli Rabe with Sausage is a play on the popular sandwich that uses the same ingredients. Here, the rabe and sausage ditch the bread. Perhaps they're trying to slim down for summer.

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