Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

This Broccoli Rabe with Garlic is tender and tasty. Try this classic Italian recipe at home and you won't be disappointed.




– 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil – 6 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced – ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste – ¼ cup water – 2 bunches broccoli rabe – ¾ tsp. sea salt or to taste

4 servings

45 minutes

Step 1

Place the washed bunch of broccoli rabe onto a cutting board. Cut the tips off the broccoli rabe stems and discard. Then, cut the bunch in the middle, separating the thick stems and the leaves into two bowls.

Step 2

Pour the olive oil into a large pot and add the garlic. Cook over medium-low heat just until the garlic starts to brown.

Step 3

At this point, add water and the stems of the broccoli rabe. Cover with a tight lid and let it cook for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Now it's time to add the leafy parts. Place the leaves right on top of the stems and season with salt. Cover with a lid and cook for another 15 minutes, checking to make sure that there is enough liquid left. 

How to Store

Store any leftovers of the Broccoli Rabe with Garlic in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.