Broccoli Rabe with Garlic & Anchovies

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Broccoli Rabe with Garlic & Anchovies

Pungent broccoli rabe (or broccoli rape, broccoli raab or rapini) is tossed with a rich mixture of garlic, olive oil and anchovies in this easy side dish.

Yield: 8 servings, generous 1/2 cup each
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 25


  • 2 pounds broccoli rabe, stem ends trimmed, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot or Dutch oven of water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, anchovies and crushed red pepper (if using); cook, stirring, until the garlic is very light brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the broccoli rabe, toss to coat, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 82
fat 6 g (1 g sat, 4 g mono)
cholesterol 3 mg
carbohydrates 4 g
protein 5 g
fiber 3 g
sodium 220 mg
potassium 231 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin A (60% daily value), Vitamin C (40% dv), Folate (23% dv), Calcium & Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 1/2

Exchanges 1 vegetable, 1 fat

From EatingWell September/October 2008