Broccoli Rabe - A Family Feast

Broccoli Rabe

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings


  • 1 pound broccoli rabe, ends trimmed off and discarded
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup onion sliced thick vertically
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Lemon zest from half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Bring a medium pan of water to a boil and add trimmed broccoli rabe.
  2. Cook 2 minutes, remove broccoli and plunge into ice water bath. Once cooled, drain the broccoli rabe.
  3. In a 12” skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and heat until hot and add onions. Sauté onions 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and pepper flakes and cook one more minute.
  4. Add lemon zest, drained broccoli rabe, salt and pepper and cook just until broccoli is tender (1-2 minutes).
  5. Remove from heat, add lemon juice and serve immediately.