Broccoli Rabe with Polenta Croutons

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Crisp Polenta Croutons add flair to this simple Broccoli Rabe side dish. 

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 137
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Sodium: 253mg

Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccoli rabe (rapini)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Refrigerated polenta
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Cut broccoli rabe into 2-inch pieces. Cook broccoli rabe in boiling water 2 minutes; drain.
  2. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add crushed red pepper and garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring occasionally. Add broccoli rabe to pan; cook 2 minutes. Stir in salt and black pepper.
  3. 3. Cut four 1-inch slices of refrigerated polenta; cut slices into 1-inch cubes. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add polenta; cook 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Top broccoli rabe with croutons.
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