Spicy Broccoli Rabe with Fried Walnuts

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Spicy Broccoli Rabe with Fried WalnutsRecipe

Photo: Greg Dupree

This side dish gets a sprinkling of nutty flavor from walnuts that are lightly dusted with powdered sugar and fried. The sweetness of the nuts plays off the bitter personality of the broccoli rabe. If you prefer a less bitter taste, substitute Broccolini.

Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup)


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12 ounces broccoli rabe
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/3 cup Fried Walnuts
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Lemon wedges


Active: 15 Minutes
Total: 15 Minutes

1. Bring a large stockpot of water to a boil over high. Add broccoli rabe; boil until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; spread broccoli rabe on a plate lined with paper towels to dry.

2. Cook oil, garlic, and red pepper in a large skillet over medium until garlic begins to sizzle, about 2 minutes. Add broccoli rabe and lemon zest; cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle with Fried Walnuts and salt. Serve with lemon wedges.

Created date

October 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 183
Fat 14.8 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 7.6 g
Polyfat 5.2 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 225 mg
Calcium 79 mg
Sugars 3 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g