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Sauteed Garlic Broccoli Rabe

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, peeled

2 bunches broccoli rabe, chopped into medium pieces 

1 small shallot, sliced 

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 

1/2 lemon 

Salt and freshly ground pepper 


  1. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and the garlic cloves and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, to flavor the oil. Carefully remove the garlic using a slotted spoon, and reserve. Add the broccoli rabe to the pan in batches; it will crowd the pan at first but will wilt quickly. Season with salt and pepper. Slice the reserved garlic.
  2. When the broccoli rabe has wilted, about 3 minutes, add the shallot, the sliced garlic, and the pepper flakes. Continue cooking until the shallot has softened and the broccoli rabe is cooked through but still has some bite, another 2 minutes. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.