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Easy Lemon Parmesan Broccoli Rabe






Let’s talk veggies!


When it comes to side dishes, many of us fall short. However, with just some herbs and spices and citrus, you can completely transform a dish. If you haven’t arrived at a place where you love a good veggies dish, it’s probably because you’re missing the mark when it comes to deriving flavor. You have to pack on the flavor or veggies can be a complete miss. 

One of my personal favorite veggies? Some Broccoli Rabe!

If you’re not familiar with it, it similar to the classic broccoli, but has bitter notes and just more flavor in my opinion. Not only does it pack more flavor, but it takes less time to cook too. Simply blanch it, sauté it and boom.. you have my favorite Broccoli Rabe! It’s so easy, I honestly contemplated featured it for years out of the potential disinterest from readers. I’m telling you though, it’s a must try!




What’s fab about this dish? Everything! It’s quick, easy, perfect for any season, doesn’t even use butter, can easily be made in bulk, will compliment any main dish, you can skip the cheese or use vegan parm if desiring a vegan version, it has notes of garlic, lemon, and accented with parmesan to complete the dish!




If you’re looking to explore Broccoli Rabe, you have to try my classic Lemon Parmesan Broccoli Rabe!







Why this recipe is great: 







Compliments any main dish

Notes of garlic and lemon

You can use vegan parm








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Easy Lemon Parmesan Broccoli Rabe

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  • Author: Gabrielle
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2 - 4 1x


  • 12 Bunchs Broccoli Rabe
  • Olive Oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Zest from 1 small lemon
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Parmesan


  1. Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil. Set up a bowl of well salted ice water. Drop the broccoli rabe into the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Some like to do an ice bath to stop the cooking, but you can skip that and just throw in a pan.
  2. Coat a large saute pan with olive oil. Add the smashed garlic bring to medium heat. Once the garlic is golden and aromatic, add the broccoli rabe and toss around in the oil to heat up and season.
  3. Squeeze lemon juice over the broccoli rabe and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and garnish with lemon zest, more black pepper and parmesan.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins





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