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Spicy Braised Broccoli Rabe

spiced broccoli rabe

This Spicy Braised Broccoli Rabe side dish is an easy and flavorful compliment to almost any main course.

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  • 4Servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups broccoli rabe, trimmed and washed, or broccoli florets
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chili flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat oil in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat. Add broccoli rabe and sauté for 4 to 6 minutes or until wilted. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes more. Add balsamic and 1/4 cup water and bring to a boil. 

2. Reduce to a simmer and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until very tender. Stir in red chili flakes and season to taste with salt and pepper.