Warm Broccoli Rabe Salad

Warm Broccoli Rabe Salad

Boiled broccoli rabe with a lemon vinaigrette.

It was the Italian immigrants who introduced broccoli rabe to North America at the beginning of the 20th century. This vegetable, related to broccoli, has scattered clusters of tiny buds with little yellow flowers on its stalks. When it is steamed, broccoli rabe has a pungent, bitter flavour. Hence it is preferable to boil it in a large quantity of water to reduce its bitterness.

4 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 5 min

130 calories per serving 


600 g broccoli rabe    
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil   45 mL
1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   1/2 lemon
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g


  1. Prepare the broccoli rabe: remove any tough portions of the stalks and wash well. Blanch in a pot with plenty of salted water until al dente, about 3 min.
  2. Meanwhile, pour the oil and lemon juice into a salad bowl, then beat, using a fork, until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Drain the broccoli rabe, then transfer it to the bowl. Toss well, then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (130g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




11 g

17 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

7 %


0 mg


65 mg

3 %


4 g

1 %


3 g

13 %


1 g


4 g

Vitamin A

70 %

Vitamin C

70 %


10 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Good source of :
Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin B1
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Vegetables | Side dishes | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian

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