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Broccoli Rabe with Hot Italian Sausage

4 servings

This dish is delicious served hot or cold, and may be enjoyed as a healthy snack. With a fried egg, it makes a perfect breakfast.

Broccoli Rabe with Hot Italian Sausage Easy Healthy Recipe


  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli rabe trimmed of thick stems
  • 2 tablespoons grapessed oil
  • 4 garlic gloves thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces hot Italian sausage casings removed
  • lemon wedges for serving


Step 1

Bring a 3-quart sauce pan of water to a boil over high heat.

Step 2

Prepare an ice bath by placing 6 ice cubes in a bowl and filling it to the top with cold water; set aside.

Step 3

Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and the broccoli rabe to the boiling water. Cook until just tender, 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 4

Drain, and transfer to the ice bath.

Step 5

When the broccoli has cooled, drain again and set aside.

Step 6

Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until shimmering.

Step 7

Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until golden, about 20 seconds.

Step 8

Add the broccoli rabe, lemon zest, and reserved garlic to the pan. Toss until warmed, 2 to 3 minutes, and season with me remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 9

Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with the lemon juice.

Step 10

Serve immediately, with additional lemon wedges.

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