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. 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.

  3. Steaming Vegetables

    Wed, 15 May 2013

    bamboo basket they were steamed in. I'd work my way through a rainbow of vibrant, tender potatoes, squash, mushrooms, broccoli rabe , and the like, sometimes adding a pinch of zesty shichimi togarashi, but more often than not, a casual toss of a few

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