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Broccoli Rabe and Olives with Lemon

Real Simple MAY 2003

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 1 pound broccoli rabe, trimmed
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup green olives, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile, broil both lemon halves until lightly charred, about 5 minutes. Remove and cool. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook about 2 minutes. Squeeze 1 lemon half into the skillet. Add the broccoli rabe, olives, salt, and pepper and heat through, about 2 minutes. Serve, using the other lemon half, cut into wedges, for garnish.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 63mg
  • Calories: 106
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 4mg
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 325mg

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