Broccoli Rabe in Olive Oil


  • 1 lb fresh broccoli rabe
  • About 10 – 12 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash broccoli rabe and cut the stems off
  • Tear the leaves into 2 or 3 pieces and chop the tender stems into about 1 inch pieces
  • Slice the garlic cloves thinly
  • Heat a skillet and add olive oil
  • Add garlic and sauté until they are translucent
  • Add broccoli rabe and cook and stir continuously on medium flame for about 3 – 4 minutes or until leaves are wilted
  • Lower the flame and add salt and cook for about 7 – 8 minutes or until the broccoli rabe is cooked but crisp.  Sprinkle with water if necessary while cooking
  • Cool for a few minutes and add extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and mix well

Yields: about 3 – 4 side dishes

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