Garlic Broccoli Rabe with Pistachios

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Before we dive into this recipe, let’s learn a little bit about this misunderstood vegetable: broccoli rabe (pronounced like “rob”) isn’t actually broccoli at all!

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Rather, it’s closely related to mustard greens. It’s also commonly called rapini in Italian cuisine. So confusing, right? I saw broccoli rabe hiding among the other greens in the organic section of the market and couldn’t resist the urge to try something new. My curiosity was rewarded because it was damn tasty!

This unassuming veggie can be bitter but when blanched – boiled quickly and then plunged into icy cold water – the unappealing bitterness is removed. If you can’t find broccoli rabe, or if you’re just too chicken to try something new, you can substitute it with virtually any dark leafy green like swiss chard, mustard greens or spinach (no need to blanch those options).

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Garlic Pistachio Broccoli Rabe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 160 kcal

Garlic Broccoli Rabe with Pistachios is the perfect way to learn a little bit about this wonderful misunderstood vegetable.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb broccoli rabe (rapini)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pistachio nuts
  • 2 Tbsp dried currants
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or water
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil a large pot of water. Set up a large bowl filled with ice water.
  2. While the water comes to a boil, trim the ends off the broccoli rabe and chop into wide strips, mince the garlic and chop the pistachios.
  3. Blanch the broccoli rabe in boiling water for 2 minutes. Immediately transfer to the ice water and allow to cool for a few minutes. Drain.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add a glug of olive oil. Saute the garlic, pistachios, currants and red pepper flakes for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the drained broccoli rabe and chicken stock, cooking for 3-4 more minutes or until the stems are tender. Adjust the seasoning with sea salt if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Pistachio Broccoli Rabe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 718mg21%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 6015IU120%
Vitamin C 47.9mg58%
Calcium 271mg27%
Iron 5.8mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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